The Clean Energy Regulator could face a pincer movement from big emitters and carbon businesses seeking early termination of ERF contracts, according to Norton Rose Fulbright's climate practice leader Elisa de Wit.
Highlights include a carbon farming rule, an NT onshore gas code, new WA waste grants, and a Victorian planning review. Job listings include senior environmental managers for two roads projects, and South32 group sustainability manager.
The Budget confirms the government is a long way from signing energy underwriting contracts and shows it has allocated less than $190 million in new funds to buy carbon credits over the next four years.
Highlights include a new SA bill, passage of a Queensland bill, a WA salinity review, and new Victorian waste grants. Jobs include a new legal role with the NSW EPA and posts with Point Carbon, Australian Paper, Veolia, Downer and ActewAGL.
After sifting through 66 expressions of interest, the federal government has shortlisted a range of energy projects that will help transform the energy industry, according to Gilles Walgenwitz of consultancy Energetics.