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
In the face of climate change and the associated demands on our precious water sources, the pressure on society to engage in water conservation is ever mounting. Businesses and individuals can take unilateral action to … Continued
When negotiations for a deal or transaction fail, and formal documents are not yet executed, the question arises whether the preliminary agreements are binding on the parties. According to the Western Australian Supreme Court of … Continued
In The One Solution Group Pty Ltd v Watts Green Pty Ltd (Civil Claims)  VCAT 374, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) highlighted the importance of ‘Approved Providers’ under the Victorian Energy Efficiency … Continued
A number of Victorian councils have sought to fill a perceived gap in federal and state policy regarding sustainable development. In particular, in 2014, six Victorian councils – Banyule, Moreland, Port Phillip, Stonnington, Whitehorse and Yarra City … Continued
On 29 April 2015, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) issued its report to the Minister on its operations during the March 2015 quarter relating to the carbon tax price reduction obligation (the Report). … Continued
Following recent changes to the structure and regulation of carbon markets in Australia, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has provided updated guidance concerning the operation of financial services laws for carbon market participants. … 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
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