Energy

Morrison denies Northern Territory's extra $260m is for lifting fracking ban

Treasurer says reason for funds top-up is fall in GST share, not hydraulic fracturing decision • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon The federal government has given the Northern Territory an extra $260m to compensate for i

Energy

Frydenberg's Neg challenge is like climbing Everest with no oxygen | Katharine Murphy

Party colleagues, the states and Labor are the big obstacles in energy minister’s push for the national energy guarantee•Sign up to receive the latest news in Australian politics every weekdayFor folks who aren’t hardcore climate and energy policy t

Energy

Colorado counties sue Exxon, Suncor over climate change

Colorado counties are filing a lawsuit that claims Exxon and Suncor contributed to climate change and harmed Colorado’s environment, US News reports.

Energy

Labor states 'won't compromise' on renewable targets as energy fight looms

Victoria’s energy minister warns Canberra ‘we’ve got thresholds’ ahead of meeting on proposed national energy guarantee • Sign up to receive the top stories every morningThe Labor states will seek a watertight undertaking that their renewable en

Energy

Turnbull's national energy guarantee could have 'no meaningful emission reduction'

Research says additional 9,271MW of wind and solar required to deliver the Neg emissions reduction targetThe Turnbull government’s national energy guarantee will deliver no meaningful emissions reductions in its own right unless the proposed 2030 target

Energy

National energy guarantee will 'lock in' poor climate outcomes, ACT says

ACT will push for improvements as federal energy minister Josh Frydenberg urges states and territories to get behind scheme• Sign up to receive the top stories every morningThe Australian Capital Territory says the national energy guarantee will “lock

Energy

Labor states urged to reject 'woefully inadequate' emissions reduction target

Environment group says states must not rubber stamp Malcolm Turnbull’s government’s national energy guaranteeA key environment group is urging the Labor states not to rubber stamp the Turnbull government’s national energy guarantee at Friday’s mee

Energy

Coalition considers letting power companies buy offsets to cut emissions

Tony Abbott argues offsets are carbon trading but government says it could include them in energy guaranteeThe Turnbull government is hedging its bets on whether to allow energy companies to buy offsets to comply with their new 26% emissions reduction tar

Energy

Voters split on whether Coalition should build new coal plants or stop closures

Poll shows strong support for energy efficiency measures despite divide on generatorsVoters are divided on whether the government should intervene to stop coal power stations closing, or subsidise the construction of new coal plants, but strongly back ene

Energy

Josh Frydenberg makes peace offering to ACT before D-day for energy deal

Energy minister bows to territory’s call for emissions reduction in national energy guarantee to be reported nationallyJosh Frydenberg says he is happy for emissions reduction in the national energy guarantee to be reported nationally, not regionally, w

Energy

ACT warns Liberals: no energy deal with only 48 hours' notice

Coalition infighting is jeopardising a consensus on the national energy guarantee by the states, according to ACT minister Shane RattenburyThe ACT has warned it will be impossible to sign up to a deal when state energy ministers meet next Friday if jurisd

Energy

Frydenberg to warn Abbott allies against 'extreme ideologies' on energy

Energy minister says sensible, market-based solutions needed to stave off policy paralysisThe energy minister, Josh Frydenberg, will warn colleagues “extreme ideologies” and polarisation in the climate and energy debate will only lead to more policy p

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