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The Victorian Government’s permanent ban on unconventional gas exploration and development will reduce the availability of gas for energy and industrial use across the country.
The submission focussed on several matters directly relevant to the minerals industry and provides support for the Commission’s findings, including the need to address unnecessary regualtory burden, the importance of foreign investment, the criticality of land access for the minerals sector and the broader community and coastal shipping reforms.
The announcement today by the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Senator Matthew Canavan of more than $23 million into carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects highlights the work the coal industry is undertaking to reduce emissions.
Today’s Australian Energy Market Operator’s (AEMO) 2016 Electricity Statement of Opportunities report expresses concern about the ongoing reliability of the national electricity market without coal-fired generation.