States favour an out of session COAG Energy Council meeting early next year that could initiate new work on an emissions obligation for the National Electricity Law, after federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor today shut down attempts to discuss it.
The Clean Energy Regulator has contracted to buy only 3.27 million tonnes of greenhouse gas abatement after last week's Emissions Reduction Fund auction, far less than it agreed to purchase at previous auctions.
* Climate liability concerns prompt change in director attitudes: Grattan Institute * CEFC unfazed by new investment mandate * CS Energy wins Queensland government power contract * Melbourne Water aims for 100% beneficial use of biosolids
Highlights include new federal regulations and a new Queensland grants scheme. Jobs include positions with Evolution Mining, Saracen Mineral Holdings, engineering services companies Cardno and AECOM, and environmental markets broker TFS Green.
* Emissions-lowering projects to have 'higher merit' in underwriting plan * Environment groups warn banks on energy underwriting scheme * CEFC invests $100m in renewables fund * Queensland seeks advice on climate change impacts on water