Nev Power tells the Senate Covid-19 committee the commission has asked the government to underwrite gas pipelines
Adam MortonWhen pressed on renewable energy, Nev Power said the Covid commission had not “looked at energy in that context”. Confirms it wants the government to underwrite fossil fuel infrastructure. Story by @murpharoo
Review recommends ‘trailing liability’, where owners remain liable for decommissioning sites after selling them
Adam MortonCalls for the introduction of "trailing liability" for oil and gas companies after they sell offshore production sites - and for Woodside to pay $200m to clean up moribund Timor Sea oil site it ran until 2016
A roadmap for an optimal electricity market suggests gas prices will need to stay low to compete with alternatives on renewable grid
Adam MortonAEMO has released its optimal electricity roadmap to 2040. There’s a lot in it. Renewables cld be nearly 90% of power at times by 2035, no new coal & despite some claims new gas is not essential & won’t make sense unless gas stays cheaper than recent yrs
Wildfires swept through Australia’s forests on an unimaginable scale a few short months ago, causing widespread destruction. The Guardian followed the path of the fires to see how the affected landscapes are faring
Adam MortonAustralia after the bushfires: from Gondwana rainforests south of Brisbane to WA's Stirling Ranges, take a digital trip with @readfearn across the continent to see how 6 burned landscapes are faring now.