Ed Husic replaces Joel Fitzgibbon as shadow resources minister after climate tension; Angus Taylor insists the government won't move on net zero by 2050; and Labor says it's in talks with Zali Steggall about her climate change bill.
Unions and Labor say Scott Morrison must intervene after BP announces it will shut down its WA refinery; Joel Fitzgibbon says he wants Labor talking more loudly about backing coal and gas jobs; while Liberal Matt Kean says the clock is ticking on gas.
Latrobe Valley hydrogen project to ship to Japan in early 2021; ACCC chair Rod Sims says affordability is being undervalued in energy policy talks; and Hydro Tasmania writes down its generators by A$1b on forecast lower prices and generation.
Labor says it would fund the ISP in its federal budget reply; WA announces more than A$60 million for renewables and batteries in its budget; and the AER consults on the SA-NSW interconnector now slated to cost A$2.4 billion.
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.
Australia's hydrogen carbon certification needs to be both simple and internationally aligned; Anthony Albanese says Australia should position itself as a renewable super power; and the ESB looks at tightening the Retailer Reliability Obligation trigger this summer.
Labor leader Anthony Albanese plays down frontbencher Joel Fitzgibbon's comments about a party split; Queensland will spend A$145m on renewable energy zones; and farmers back net zero by 2050 as investors call for more robust climate disclosure.
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