Australia news live: Coalition backs $600m gas plant as IEA warns against new fossil fuel use

Posted by on May 18, 2021 6:49 pm
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11.48pm BST

Hmmm, no word on Victorian Covid-19 numbers for far today.

Look, it isn’t TOO late just yet so no need to worry, but I’ll admit my blood pressure is rising just a little bit.

11.35pm BST

The energy and emissions reduction minister, Angus Taylor, has moved to expand the mandate of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Arena) to allow it to fund carbon capture and storage projects and “clean” hydrogen that can be produced from fossil fuels.

In regulations, published Tuesday, the government added its technology roadmap to the list of initiatives Arena could finance.

Related: Angus Taylor moves to allow renewable energy agency to fund carbon capture and hydrogen

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