Global Power Law & Policy

Legal and Policy Developments Affecting the Global Power Industry.

 

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Australian New Energy White Paper Process Commences
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Australian Government Releases Further Details of its Direct Action Plan to Reduce Australian Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Australian New Energy White Paper Process Commences

The Australian Federal Government has taken its first step towards creating a new national energy policy by releasing an Energy Policy Issues Paper seeking stakeholder input on a range of priority areas. As signalled by the Coalition in its election campaign, regulatory reforms aimed at reducing electricity and gas costs for households and businesses will take centre stage in forthcoming Green and White Papers. Other key topics include measures to support export growth and foreign investment, increasing energy efficiency and ensuring long term security of energy supplies. Click here to read more.

 

Australian Government Releases Further Details of its Direct Action Plan to Reduce Australian Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Australian Federal Government (Government) released a Green Paper on Friday 20 December as part of its Direct Action Plan on climate change policy. The Green Paper outlines the Government’s preferred design for an Emissions Reduction Fund and invites further input from business and the community on the design elements outlined in the Green Paper by 21 February 2014, before a White Paper is released in early 2014.  To read the full alert, click here.

 

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