Project EnergyConnect is still likely to be the AER's preferred option despite the cost projections rising to A$2.4b; the QRC defends its campaign against the Greens after member opposition; and climate modelling got an A$7.6m boost in the budget.
Renewable Energy Target
Environment and energy groups call for a green recovery for Victoria; Queensland's mine rehabilitation laws progress; and updates on Infigen and EnergyAustralia show wholesale power prices are expected to remain low this year and into 2021.
Two reports on renewable investment and future challenges released in September 2019 have different views on whether Australia will keep installing renewables at pace: but both agree that storage and transmission are key for it to be able to do so.
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