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Labor’s new energy policy will offer discounts on electric vehicles and ‘community batteries’ to store solar power

- March 31, 2021 2 MIN READ

Anthony Albanese will promise a Labor government would deliver a discount to cut the cost of electric cars and install community batteries, in modest initiatives costing $400 million over several years. The announcement, to be made Wednesday, comes as Labor debates its platform at a “virtual” national conference involving some 400 participants. At present only… Read more »

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‘A dose of reality’: the Morrison government’s $1.9bn techno-fix for climate change is a small step

- September 17, 2020 4 MIN READ

The Morrison government today announced A$1.9 billion over ten years to develop clean technology in industry, agriculture and transport. In some ways it’s a step in the right direction, but a far cry from what’s needed to drive Australia’s shift to a low emissions economy. The big change involves what the money is for. The… Read more »

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The Australian government’s ‘tech investment roadmap’ is out and it’s all about energy

- May 21, 2020 3 MIN READ

The Morrison Government released the eagerly anticipated discussion paper for the Technology Investment Roadmap overnight, with the 74-page paper, prepared by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, focused on climate change, emissions reduction and energy sources. The paper’s name is somewhat misleading for the broader startups sector, with the goal of the plan… Read more »