Consulting on Consultation: Clarifying the offshore environmental management framework

    On 12 January 2024, the Department of Industry, Science and Resources released a paper on the consultation requirements under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Environment) Regulations 2023 (Cth) for public comment. The paper follows recent court decisions impacting consultation requirements for offshore petroleum and greenhouse gas activities, and forms part of the Federal Government’s … Read more

    Charting a bold future: UK’s civil nuclear roadmap to 2050

    The post below was first published on our Policy Matters notes blog: The government proposals would mark the biggest expansion of nuclear power in 70 years as energy security concerns grow and net zero targets loom. Success requires a step change in government delivery. The UK’s new Civil Nuclear Roadmap to 2050 offers the tantalising … Read more

    Agreement reached by Council on electricity market design reform after months-long wait

    Overview Recently, the European Council reached an agreement on their proposal for a Regulation to amend the EU’s EMD. This agreement follows from the European Commission’s suggestion to begin negotiations for electricity market design (‘EMD’) reforms earlier in March 2023. This reform aims to deal with the shortcomings of the current EMD by stabilising energy … Read more

    Have your say on the draft NSW energy policy framework

    To support the clean energy transition, draft guidelines for wind, solar, transmission, benefit-sharing and private agreements have been released by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE). This new policy package should be reviewed by existing and prospective applicants of clean energy and transmission projects in NSW. Read more