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Streamlining the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act

The Commonwealth Government’s Bill to make streamlining improvements to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) (EPBC Act) has now passed the House of Representatives. The Bill will…

New Planning Rules for Wind Farms & Solar Farms in SA

The new Code provisions include increased acceptable setbacks for wind turbines from townships, settlement zones and non-involved dwellings, together with other tweaks to the existing planning rules. The setbacks for…

Can Work Continue? Identification of ‘Essential Services’ Within the Energy and Renewables Sector During COVID-19

Can work at energy facilities (including construction sites) continue? We examine the classification of ‘essential’ and ‘non-essential’ services in relation to the continued attendance of staff at work sites for…

COVID-19: Resources and Renewable Energy Personnel Self-Quarantine Requirements

Under the Cross Border Travel Direction 2020, are resources and renewable energy personnel required to self-quarantine for 14 days after entering South Australia?The COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve. Ever-increasing and…

NT Economy to Capitalise on a Renewable Energy Future

Renowned as one of the sunniest places on earth, the economic and environmental benefits from renewable energy in the NT is significant.The Northern Territory (NT) has a plan to reach…

State Energy Minister Triggers T-3 Electricity Reliability Rule

South Australian Minister for Energy and Mining, Dan von Holst Pellekaan, recently made the decision to make a T-3 Electricity Reliability Instrument under freshly introduced legislative provisions.Although there is no…

Offshore Clean Energy Development 2020: Proposed Regulatory Framework

In exciting news to start the new decade, the Commonwealth Government has released for public comment a Discussion Paper outlining its proposed regulatory framework to facilitate the assessment and operation…

SA Supreme Court upholds planning approval of Palmer Wind Farm

In a unanimous decision published in November 2019, the Full Court of the South Australian Supreme Court has upheld the March 2018 decision of the South Australian Environment, Resources and…

Proposed New Planning Rules for Wind Farms and Solar Farms in SA

The draft new Planning and Design Code for rural areas in South Australia has been released for public consultation until 29 November 2019. The Code is intended to come into…

Launch of South Australia’s Hydrogen Action Plan

The South Australian Government has now launched its Hydrogen Action Plan, which builds on the Hydrogen Roadmap for South Australia released in 2017.The Hydrogen Action Plan The Hydrogen Action Plan…

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