Damning EPBC Act review shows reform is needed, government says; a major new wind farm in Queensland is dependent on a significant transmission upgrade; and the Queensland Competition Authority will review electricity cost caps.
Anthony Albanese's climate pact draws mixed reactions; the Australian Energy Council backs net zero by 2050, while the federal government refuses to budge; and environmental law experts are concerned the EPBC Act review will be used to rush through deregulation.
Anthony Albanese's bid for energy collaboration will require more than just the Liberals on board; industry is cautiously optimistic about the potential for bipartisanship; and NSW expects coal demand to stay strong over next 30 years.
The IEA lays out how the Covid-19 recovery can help the energy transition; NSW's central west REZ gets a funding boost from state government and ARENA; and the federal government extended funding for minerals exploration.
Gas not global climate talks is the way to cut emissions, according to the PM's adviser; AEMO says last summer presented unexpected challenges to the grid as it rushes to get ready for this summer; and nuclear proponent and federal resources minister Keith Pitt doesn't want it in his backyard.
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