Prime Minister Scott Morrison launches his gas recovery plan, plus interconnector fast tracking; Labor backs away from a 2030 emissions target; and buy now, pay later will be allowed for solar panels after an Australian Competition Tribunal ruling.
The Commonwealth announces a A$211 million fuel package; Victoria's long-awaited 2025 and 2030 emissions targets will be released this year; and Energy Minister Angus Taylor says gas needs to be cheaper.
Australia and Germany plan to study the future for renewable hydrogen trade; Westpac's CEO dodges questions on Whitehaven Coal; and the IEA says governments around the world must take rapid action on emissions.
Australia's gas resources are a 'climate bomb' which we should not use for the Covid-19 recovery, a new report argues; SA reduces battery subsidies after approving more than 13,500; and industry bodies push for an overhaul of AEMO's governance.
Australia's hydrogen carbon certification needs to be both simple and internationally aligned; Anthony Albanese says Australia should position itself as a renewable super power; and the ESB looks at tightening the Retailer Reliability Obligation trigger this summer.
DISER is working toward an internationally consistent Australian hydrogen certification scheme, with scientists warning that "technology neutrality" must not be twisted to favour gas ahead of renewables.
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