The Prime Minister insists gas "chose itself" ahead of the government's technology roadmap release; research says Marinus Link could drive up Tasmanian power prices; and Glencore says its huge Queensland coal project can't be blocked by UniSuper.
Angus Taylor argues industry critics of the government's gas plan just want to keep prices high; Anthony Albanese says Labor is working on medium term emission targets; and the Liddell Taskforce report pushes for policy certainty.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison launches his gas recovery plan, plus interconnector fast tracking; Labor backs away from a 2030 emissions target; and buy now, pay later will be allowed for solar panels after an Australian Competition Tribunal ruling.
The Clean Energy Regulator says the market is "post boom", not bust; NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian hopes for a national emissions target, though thinks the state will surpass net zero by 2050; and Andrew Liveris backs renewables (and gas) for the Covid-19 recovery.
DISER officials unable to answer MP's questions about the A$3.6m Shine Energy grant; Mark Butler and Angus Taylor exchange criticism over CEFC bill; and Victoria will run a second VRET reverse auction as part of plan to encourage new renewable generation.
The Energy and Water Ombudsman of NSW aims to cut red tape for life support customers; a roundtable of business, environment and social interests urges climate change action; and Angus Taylor's CEFC investment changes are met with opposition.
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