Possible pathways for the US to exit the Paris Climate Agreement 

30 January 2017

"I'm assuming that this is what we will see in week three of the Trump presidency. The head of Trump's transition team on the EPA has said that the "cleanest" way to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change will be to withdraw from the whole underlying United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change." - Chris McLean (General Manager)

Read Reuters' article, 'U.S. will change course on climate policy, says former EPA transition head'

Changes ahead for reporting to the National Pollutant Inventory (NPI)

18 January 2017

The terms of reference have been released for an independent review of the National Pollutant Inventory (NPI).  The scope of the review includes assessing whether the NPI achieves the desired environmental outcomes and whether those outcomes are still appropriate, as the NPI was created in response to 1998 legislation. At this stage, no consultation process has been arranged.  However Energetics will stay on top of further developments and will make a submission if and when the review calls for them. Read our article summarising the issues.

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New date confirmed for the 5th Emissions Reduction Fund auction

11 January 2017

With $440 million still to be spent under ERF, the Clean Energy Regulator announced that the 5th auction will be held over Wednesday 5 April and Thursday 6 April. The guidelines can be found on the CER website as well as the timeline. Please speak to your Energetics’ account manager if you have any questions.

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Energetics comments on east coast gas supply crisis in The Financial Review

9 January 2017

Energetics’ energy markets analyst and senior manager, John Bartlett was interviewed by the AFR on the gas supply crisis. The story is titled ‘Gas supply terms force buyers to go DIY on energy’. Below is a link to the major points raised.

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