In August 2017, the Productivity Commission (Commission) issued its five-year productivity review entitled ‘Shifting the Dial’ (Report). The Report, which enquires into Australia’s productivity performance and includes recommendations on productivity-enhancing reforms, is the first in … Continued
In our September 2015 Sustainability and Climate Change Quarterly update, we commented on the possible alignment of State Energy Efficiency Schemes (ESS). Our September 2015 update can be viewed here. As foreshadowed, on 13 October … Continued
In our June 2015 Sustainability & Climate Change Quarterly Update, we considered the State-based energy efficiency schemes operating in Victoria. You can access that article here. In this article, we outline details of the review … Continued
What is an embedded network? An embedded network is a network for transport of low-voltage electricity along distribution lines owned and operated by an entity other than an electricity distributor. An embedded network enables the … Continued
The past few years have seen important developments in the regulation of the national energy market, with amendments to the National Electricity Rules (NER) seeking to improve regulation. One such request, made on 20 March … Continued
In July 2014, the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) initiated proceedings against electricity generator Snowy Hydro for failure to comply with dispatch instructions issued by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO). This failure was in contravention of … Continued
Changes in government typically bring changes in policies and legislation, which reflect the priorities of the government of the day. The policy and regulatory framework for wind farms in Victoria over the last decade has … Continued
Under the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI), land owners and managers can be paid for certain projects resulting in greenhouse gas abatement. The CFI was first introduced in 2011 as a complement to the carbon pricing mechanism … Continued
The issue as to whether, and in what circumstances, a contractor is entitled to an extension of time (EOT) for ‘concurrent delay’ is a contentious one. ‘Concurrent delay’ occurs where works are delayed by more … Continued
In our Quarterly Energy Update in October 2014, we outlined proposed changes to the National Electricity Rules (NER) regarding generator bidding practices in relation to ramp rates and dispatch inflexibility. In this article, we outline key … Continued
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