Briefing Daily

  • Wed 21 October 2020

    Snowy Hydro says a new gas-fired generator in the Hunter Valley would be 'very profitable'; Labor and the Greens hone in on emissions at Senate Estimates; and Angus Taylor backs gas after MPs push for an offshore NSW licence not to be renewed.

  • Tue 20 October 2020

    Energy Department officials say the 250MW gap cited by Scott Morrison didn't come from them; the government's electric vehicle discussion paper is coming this year; and the Energy Security Board flags an overhaul of energy data regulation.

  • Mon 19 October 2020

    The ACCC encourages energy customers to shop around, with 'big three' customers still paying more; home solar installations start back up in Victoria; and the Queensland LNP promises a solar panel recycling plant if it wins this month's election.

  • Fri 16 October 2020

    WA government gives environmental approval to 15GW wind and solar project; AEMO's Audrey Zibelman wants to see less politicisation of energy policy; and Santos' Kevin Gallagher continues his campaign against gas market intervention.

  • Thu 15 October 2020

    Latrobe Valley hydrogen project to ship to Japan in early 2021; ACCC chair Rod Sims says affordability is being undervalued in energy policy talks; and Hydro Tasmania writes down its generators by A$1b on forecast lower prices and generation.

  • Wed 14 October 2020

    Angus Taylor tells the gas industry he'll keep spruiking it; Santos' Kevin Gallagher says giving carbon credits for CCS would help bring hydrogen below A$2/kg by 2030; and super funds commit to cutting emissions this decade.

  • Tue 13 October 2020

    The A$1 billion Grid Reliability Fund bill could undermine the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, a parliamentary inquiry hears; Angus Taylor says Labor's transmission plan won't bring down costs; and the International Energy Agency sees solar and gas as the big winners of the 2020s. 

  • Mon 12 October 2020

    Renewables will reach 70% of WA grid supply by 2040, a new system plan shows; the NSW government deems the Oven Mountain pumped hydro project critical; and AGL Energy opens its case for the Crib Point gas import terminal in Victoria. 

  • Fri 9 October 2020

    Labor says it would fund the ISP in its federal budget reply; WA announces more than A$60 million for renewables and batteries in its budget; and the AER consults on the SA-NSW interconnector now slated to cost A$2.4 billion.

  • Thu 8 October 2020

    Project EnergyConnect is still likely to be the AER's preferred option despite the cost projections rising to A$2.4b; the QRC defends its campaign against the Greens after member opposition; and climate modelling got an A$7.6m boost in the budget.

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