* CEFC could draw on new $1bn fund to underwrite gas * National energy efficiency project approved to earn credits * New chief executive named for Sustainability Victoria * Queensland quickly spending 'carbon budget'
* 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
The Australian Energy Market Commission today revealed details of a Victorian rule change request designed to minimise blackout risks by encouraging more companies to purchase gas and diesel generators.
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.
The Clean Energy Regulator has approved one of Australia's largest carbon businesses to earn credits through a new energy project, and has also approved a project by one of the country's largest agribusinesses.