Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Energy Minister Angus Taylor have pushed a gas-fired recovery for Australia, but two new reports argue the benefits have been overstated. Image credit: Mick Tsikas/AAP
The gas-fired recovery pushed by the Morrison government is a non-starter, with benefits to manufacturing overstated and households better off going all-electric, according to a report from the Grattan Institute.[.....]
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A $50 million pumped hydro grants program, competitive tenders for storage which could include gas projects, and a new transmission test are all on the New South Wales government’s agenda as it aims to cut power prices over the next two decades.