Public consultation open: Proposed offshore renewable energy infrastructure area off the NSW Hunter Coast

The Australian Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) announced yesterday that it is seeking public feedback on the possible effects of renewable energy projects off the NSW Hunter coast. This announcement follows last year’s declaration of part of Bass Strait off Victoria’s Gippsland coast as Australia’s first offshore renewable energy infrastructure … Read more

Public Consultation open for GO Scheme for hydrogen and renewable energy certification

The Australian government is consulting with stakeholders on two policy papers drafted for a proposed Guarantee of Origin (GO) Scheme for hydrogen and renewable electricity certification. Consultation on the policy papers closes on 3 February 2023. Snapshot The Guarantee of Origin (GO) Scheme is proposed to measure, track and verify greenhouse gas emissions, initially for … Read more

Energy Prices Act 2022—need for secondary legislation

Energy analysis: The Energy Prices Act (the Act), introduced as a Bill to Parliament on 12 October 2022, was passed into law on 25 October 2022. Originally introduced as part of the former Prime Minister, Liz Truss’s, mini-budget, this emergency legislation includes a series of measures addressing the current energy crisis. This analysis was first … Read more