Thursday, July 13, 2017

Josh Frydenberg warns states against going it alone on clean energy target

The Turnbull government has warned the states their threat to "go it alone" on a clean energy target will only create chaos and inefficiency in the nation's electricity system.

Environment and Energy Josh Frydenberg leads
 a COAG energy council meeting in October. 
Energy ministers will clash on Friday as the states seek to pressure the Turnbull government to decide whether it will adopt a clean energy target - the key recommendation of Chief Scientist Alan Finkel's review of Australia's energy security - despite ongoing internal divisions over the policy proposal.

Led by South Australian Treasurer Tim Koutsantonis, the Labor states on Thursday threatened to bypass the federal government altogether. Without swift progress on Friday they would ask the Australian Energy Market Commission to model how a state-based target would work, Mr Koutsantonis said.


Read Adam Gartrell’s story in today’s Melbourne Age - “Josh Frydenberg warns states against going it alone on clean energy target.”

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