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Australian energy policy: what next?

The coalition government retained power in the federal election. But the surprise result means inaction on a federal policy looks set to continue.

Australia’s CEFC launches fund manager alongside Ironstone Capital

The state-backed entity will commit up to A$100m for investments through Warada Capital, which will also be ‘actively seeking’ funds from other institutional investors.
Solar panels

Queensland solar regulations struck down in court

Solar panels in the state can continue to be installed by trained labourers instead of licensed electricians as state regulations introduced in May would have required.
Wind farm Western Australia

Policy inaction is ‘undermining’ energy investment in Australia – report

Industry Super Australia said that its members ‘stand ready to help’ with the transition to renewable energy but called on the government to do more to help create the right conditions for investment.

Australian election result points to continued inaction on energy policy

Right-of-centre coalition’s surprise victory means lower targets for emissions reductions and continued support for coal.

Australia’s renewables sector will ‘continue to flourish’

Just 12% of respondents to a MinterEllison investor survey said regulatory and political uncertainty was the main barrier to investing in the sector, notwithstanding the lack of a federal energy policy.

Australian musicians band together to launch solar investment fund

Future Energy Artists teams up with superannuation fund to make ‘hardcore solar infrastructure investments’.
Tram running on City Circle line of Sydney Light Rail

Sydney Light Rail legal disputes settled with revised PPP

ALTRAC consortium will inject ‘substantial additional equity’ into the city’s troubled transport project, as Acciona agrees to withdraw its A$1.1 billion legal claim.
Paris Eiffel Tower

‘No limit’ to AXA IM Real Assets’ potential investments in infra

CEO Izabelle Scemama said the French asset manager is interested in ‘the classic infrastructure sectors’, but not PPPs where returns are ‘more challenging’.
Solar panels

Queensland solar regulation changes lead to court action and uncertainty

Clean Energy Council argues new law will drive up construction costs as Impact Investment Group scheme files Supreme Court action.
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