Daily briefs: WA launches clean recovery with solar support
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the new members of the Covid-19 commission, including former ARENA board member Samantha Hogg, would bring valuable expertise to the recovery effort. Image credit: Joel Carrett/AAP
Companies responsible for 14% of Australia's industrial emissions launched the 'Australian Industry Energy Transitions Initiative' to look at emissions reduction in supply chains for steel, aluminium, LNG, metals such as lithium and copper, and chemicals including explosives and fertiliser.[.....]
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Victorian MPs and senators need to isolate for two weeks; Labor's Mark Butler and a group of 48 organisations call for a green recovery; and the federal government progresses on 'single touch' environmental approvals.
ARENA partners with Origin on smart EV charging; Rio Tinto comes under scrutiny for its engagement with Juukan Gorge traditional owners; and IAG improves its climate risk pricing as its profit drops 60%.
Environment and energy groups call for a green recovery for Victoria; Queensland's mine rehabilitation laws progress; and updates on Infigen and EnergyAustralia show wholesale power prices are expected to remain low this year and into 2021.