Solar PV clipped peak demand by 4.6pct during heatwave - Without the contribution of solar PV, many more assets would have come under pressure and more customers will have been disconnected.
Business is desperate to know how the 2009 Direct Action policy will actually work, but usually emerge from meetings with the Coalition spokesman, Greg Hunt, with few answers. Hunt has promised a white paper after the election to flesh out the details, with legislation to be finalised within six months of a Coalition term.
The Coalition has promised a review of the 20% renewable energy target in 2014, even though it was already reviewed by the Climate Change Authority just last year. Some in the Coalition are demanding that it be scrapped altogether. More likely, say senior sources, it will be wound back a little, because its promise to deliver 41,000 gigawatt hours of renewable energy by 2020 is working out to be more like 25%, due to falling electricity demand. Bottom line: the renewable energy industry is not sure what will happen to the target under the Coalition.
Coalition candidate supports waste dumping in Great Barrier Reef area - LNP candidate for Capricornia says she would support dumping in world heritage area to enable expansion of coal port