The bushfires royal commission wants governments to grasp that no electricity can also mean no mobile phone coverage, no water, no petrol, and no systems to buy basics.
Asia is the exception to the dire post-pandemic outlook for oil and gas, but the International Energy Agency (IEA) tips renewables to power the global future.
The Net Zero Momentum Tracker project finds momentum on integrating climate risk into portfolios, supercharged by health and community services industry fund HESTA, Cbus, and UniSuper.
Marinus Link found Commonwealth favour as one of three "critical" projects but new modelling considers other options, while the lights remain out on who will pay for both the new interconnector and the 'Battery of the Nation'.
Australia's radioactive waste is currently 80% sourced from nuclear medicine, held at more than 100 locations, and the latest legislative push for a storage site faces strident Senate dissent.
Crisis-inspired change should become permanent, according to the parliamentary fintech and regtech committee seeking a truly digital economy.
Climate risk disclosure is becoming more common, but what about mandatory reporting, and including opportunities from deep decarbonisation?
Australia isn't alone in plotting a technology investment roadmap but the UNFCCC's version includes green finance in the topography.
Rules for the more orderly development of "too many REZs" are being prepared for ministers. Rebalancing risks for wind and solar proponents is a much later step.
The transmission project pipeline should reduce grid pressure over time, but Moody’s warns of other barriers to new renewables and smelter closures threatening utilities.
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