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Competition law and climate change
Insight 26 May 2020

In the light of the mounting pressure on businesses to address climate change risks, there is growing impetus to collaborate on effective ways to approach climate change management. ...

Corporate PPAs: questions to ask, traps to avoid
Insight 26 May 2020

As electricity prices rise and we move towards a carbon‑constrained future, companies are looking for ways to manage their exposure to changing electricity prices and to purchase electricity from renewable sources. Generators are also looking beyond retailers as potential offtakers to support the de ...

Green finance
Insight 26 May 2020

Australia's 'green finance' market continues to grow steadily in response to global environmental challenges and to support sustainable development. Innovative financial products continue to be developed to direct capital towards green projects and to promote sustainability causes or ESG-related per ...

The importance of carbon-ready contracts
Insight 26 May 2020

Very few areas of law are more changeable and subject to the political tides as climate change law. A range of Federal and State regulatory schemes and policies relating to greenhouse emissions have been implemented in recent years, some economy-wide and some industry-specific, and some more permane ...

Voluntary schemes and soft law
Insight 26 May 2020

The term 'soft law' refers to rules, principles or guidelines that are not themselves legally binding, but nonetheless play an important role in promoting compliance with certain standards of behaviour. Rules of 'soft law' can often act as a precursor to the emergence of 'hard law'. ...

In search of consistency: state schemes and policies
Insight 26 May 2020

State and territory governments are increasingly willing to take action separate to the Federal Government to address climate change through state schemes, policies and, in some cases, legislation. This represents a change in approach at the state and territory level over the past decade, as climate ...

Energy efficiency schemes – retailer risk vs business and household opportunities
Insight 26 May 2020

A number of states and territories have established schemes that provide electricity users with incentives to implement energy saving measures and which require electricity retailers to achieve energy saving targets. ...

Emissions regulation and liability – NGERs and the Safeguard Mechanism
Insight 26 May 2020

The National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) scheme requires some companies to account for the scope 1 and scope 2 emissions they are responsible for. Scope 1 emissions are direct emissions for which a company is responsible, whilst scope 2 emissions are indirect emissions from the purchase o ...

Climate change and project approvals
Insight 26 May 2020

Climate change impacts have for many years been accepted as a relevant consideration in the assessment of planning and environmental applications in Australia. Until recently, the focus of consent authorities has been primarily on the direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of a project from owned and ...

Review process for local contributions plans under discussion
Insight 14 May 2020

As part of its suite of proposed 'system improvements' intended to address uncertainty in the NSW contributions system, the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) has released discussion papers ...

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