NSW's energy roadmap legislation passes, with details to be worked out; community energy project support is recommended in Victoria; and an Australian nuclear industry would need subsidies, a new report says.
ESB chair Kerry Schott says a new energy market agreement is needed; the Victorian government announces A$540m for renewable energy zones in its budget; and NSW considers a special zone around the Narrabri gas project.
Angus Taylor says he wants state energy policies to be "upfront"; Victoria and the Commonwealth will jointly underwrite early works on a new interconnector; and the energy department warns oil and gas investment has slowed.
Scott Morrison is unmoved on net zero in talks with Japan's Prime Minister; ARENA will part-fund an EV trial for smart and bi-directional charging; and AGL delays a decision on a new gas plant in response to the NSW energy roadmap.
State governments circumspect on EV taxes after South Australian announcement; AEMO says A$3.5b in transmission will be needed in Victoria over the next decade; and Australia's biggest super fund makes a net zero commitment.
NSW goes it alone in attempt to drive down power prices; Zali Steggall seeks a conscience vote on climate change; and the government is unmoved on 2050 emissions after Joe Biden wins the US presidential race.
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.
Scott Morrison faces increased pressure on net zero emissions in trade talks; Liberal MP Matt Kean says the market is backing decarbonisation, and politics should get out of the way; and Labor's bid to cancel Shine Energy's federal grant fails.
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.
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