The decision to abandon any attempt to legislate a target for emissions reductions in the electricity sector leaves Australia with no nationally agreed direction for the development of clean energy generation over the next decade.
Lyn Dickinson, Pottsville. According to the Smart Energy Council and the Australian Greens, the Turnbull government’s proposed National Energy Guarantee is a dud. Why? It doesn’t encourage investment in renewables or any form of new power generation. It doesn’t cut... Read More →
Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg is 'confident' of winning over backbenchers on the NEG, as the government looks to underwrite billions of dollars in investment in new coal- and gas-powered plants as it looks to shore up party room support.
State government cabinets around the country will meet today to finalise positions on the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) before Friday’s CoAG meeting.
Just when you might have thought you were getting a grip on the tin full of worms masquerading as the government’s energy policy, along comes yet another authoritative report.
The Coalition government has made no concessions on the emissions component of its proposed National Energy Guarantee, risking a stalemate with Labor states despite major improvements in the NEG’s technical design.
Malcolm Turnbull crows that his National Energy Guarantee is a game changer – and so it is, but that doesn’t mean much.