Federal government investment in emerging technologies and funding changes for ARENA and CEFC

    This week the Australian federal government announced a $1.9 billion funding package targeting new and emerging technologies for the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC). This provides important funding certainty to ARENA and CEFC and is expected to substantially assist in Australia’s energy transition towards a lower emissions energy … Read more

    RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT BROCHURE

    Authors: Nila Wilde, Martin Kavanagh, Rebecca Major and Joanne Elson For Africa-focused developers and sponsors in the renewable energy market, ESG is likely in the forefront of your minds and it is important to show knowledge of what is expected in the responsible investing market in order to ensure swift project development and to enhance … Read more

    600MW Round 2 Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET) auction to drive Victoria’s Covid recovery

    Victorian Government announce market sounding process to test industry interest and capacity for 600+ MW of new solar, wind and other renewable energy projects. Round 2 VRET auction The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio, announced on 2 September 2020 the commencement of a market sounding process from interested proponents for the … Read more

    Planning for the future of energy storage – a boost to the industry

    The UK Government has announced legislation to change the consenting process for electricity storage projects. This is expected to provide a boost to the battery storage sector. Last November, we wrote a blog detailing the Government’s proposed changes in relation to energy storage under planning law. The Government is now proceeding with its proposals and … Read more

    EP&C repost: Clean and just energy: How the renewable energy sector’s rapid growth can be managed without foregoing fundamental human rights

    The renewable energy sector is leading the transition to a net-zero carbon economy, and was recognised again in the Climate Change Authority’s recent report as being fundamental to a sustainable recovery from the impacts of COVID-19. However, there is an increasing appreciation that ensuring immediate and long term steps in this clean energy transition also … Read more

    EU Hydrogen Strategy – a call to action

    On 8 July 2020, the European Commission (the “Commission“) published its European Hydrogen Strategy (the “Hydrogen Strategy“) and launched the industry-led European Clean Hydrogen Alliance (the “ECHA” or the “Alliance“). (1) The European Hydrogen Strategy (A) Background: A Policy Framework for Energy Transition & Decarbonisation The Hydrogen Strategy sets out the Commission’s vision for how … Read more