Australia's gas resources are a 'climate bomb' which we should not use for the Covid-19 recovery, a new report argues; SA reduces battery subsidies after approving more than 13,500; and industry bodies push for an overhaul of AEMO's governance.
The federal government is helping proponents of the Hunter gas pipeline; SA Power Networks moves to upgrade voltage management, while there's solar industry concern about new regulatory reform; and WA changes its solar buyback to encourage batteries.
SA Power Networks is preparing its defence against a bushfire class action; Australia tells the International Energy Agency it's "fully aligned" on clean energy innovation; and a new report backs carbon pricing to cut emissions.
South Australia launches a plan to stabilise its grid, including stopping solar from feeding in when needed; low-interest loans for refineries are on the table after McKinsey ran the ruler over the industry; and Australia's electricity emissions dropped 5% during peak lockdown.
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