* City of Sydney leads push for TCFD-style climate risk disclosure by governments * Era of waste under-investment must end, NSW councils warn * Water utility plans opt-in for AEMO payments to curtail electricity load
A Macquarie Group entity will develop emissions targets and strategies for assets including airports, a desalination plant and an energy distributor, with the help of $100 million from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation.
Four states have supported the mandatory introduction of remote switch-off capability for new air conditioners and other appliances, and a federal review has recommended changing an energy efficiency law to make it possible.
Highlights include new bills in Victoria, a new WA greenhouse policy and a $263,500 land clearing penalty. Jobs include posts with Alinta, consultancy EY, EPA Victoria and Sunshine Coast Regional Council.