Policy

The cutting edge: Victoria’s emissions reduction strategy

With great fanfare the Victorian government has launched its Climate Change Strategy, a year later than required by legislation (the government granted itself a sick-note as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic last year). The strategy confirmed Victoria’s interim targets for 2025 (28-33 per cent below 2005 levels) and 2030 (45-50 per cent) on the …

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A deal sealed?

The Morrison government has announced another of its signature energy deal packages with a Coalition-run state, this time South Australia. Following on from last year’s NSW deal, the package is a similar mix of funding announcements for electricity infrastructure, hydrogen pilots and aspirational gas production targets. The so-called Energy and Emissions Reduction Agreement is worth …

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ACT renewables: bragging today, paying tomorrow

The ACT Government has been boasting for years about its renewables credentials, describing itself as “a nation-leader” in renewable energy, and by others as the first major jurisdiction in the world to move to 100 per cent renewable energy. The ACT legislated a net 100 per cent renewable energy target in 2016, committing to purchase …

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Dont look there, look here

Waste management and recycling were headline environmental issues of the 1990s, in the halcyon days before climate change ripped Australian politics apart. In a remarkable back-to-the-future moment, the Morrison Government is now looking to refocus public attention to the plight of recycling, as it looks to prove its environmental credentials in a safer and more …

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