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What does COP26 mean for Australian business?
Insight 02 Dec 2021

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) recently concluded its 26th Conference of Parties to the Paris Agreement (COP26) in Glasgow, which placed a major spotlight on climate issues. Together with the Glasgow Climate Pact, a suite of announcements signal important changes and opportunities. In this Insight we unpack some of the key outcomes from COP26 and what they mean for Australian businesses. ...

The Federal Government's 20-year gas plan ‒ what's next
Insight 02 Dec 2021

The recently released 2021 National Gas Infrastructure Plan (the NGIP) sets out priority actions for ensuring affordable, reliable gas, and provides a pathway to unlocking new supply for the east coast gas market. ...

Allens advises AusNet on proposed $10.2 billion acquisition by Brookfield
News 08 Nov 2021

AusNet owns and operates the primary Victorian electricity transmission network, an electricity distribution network and a gas distribution network. The proposed transaction was announced on 1 ...

Carbon Capture and Storage: a new opportunity to earn carbon credits
Insight 08 Nov 2021

The Federal Government recently announced a scheme under which Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) projects can generate tradeable Australian carbon credit units (ACCUs). ...

Allens advises EIG on investment in Australia Pacific LNG
News 27 Oct 2021

The deal builds on EIG's investment presence in the Australian market and represents the first private equity sponsor-led acquisition of an interest in an operational integrated LNG project globall ...

Captive to no one: Australian Government releases its Ransomware Action Plan
Insight 18 Oct 2021

The Department for Home Affairs has released the Australian Government's Ransomware Action Plan (the Plan). This development forms part of the Government's Cyber Strategy and is the latest in a series of actions taken by the Government to combat the escalating threat of ransomware and extortion. ...

National Gas Regulatory Reform: introducing hydrogen and renewables
Insight 18 Oct 2021

On 20 August 2021, the Energy Ministers agreed that the national gas regulatory framework should be reviewed and amended to incorporate hydrogen and other renewables into the national gas network. This will facilitate the use of hydrogen, biomethane and other renewable gases within existing gas networks and natural gas appliances. ...

Girt by sea: an Australian offshore renewables framework takes shape
Insight 15 Oct 2021

The positive Senate inquiry into the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Bill 2021 (the OEI Bill) suggests this legislation will be passed shortly. It represents a long-awaited step towards developing a regulatory framework and providing greater certainty for investors in offshore wind farm projects, as well as other forms of offshore electricity infrastructure. ...

A glimpse into the future of electricity capacity markets: ESB 2025 NEM reforms
Insight 05 Oct 2021

With many of the key capacity mechanism design elements yet to be resolved, we take the opportunity to explore the magnitude of the proposed changes via a hypothetical glimpse into the future. What might the electricity market look like in a Physical RRO world, from the perspective of a generator, a retailer and the market? ...

Allens expands infrastructure expertise with appointment of new partner
News 05 Oct 2021

Kip specialises in construction and major projects across the infrastructure, property and energy and resources sectors. She has advised a broad range of clients on various aspects of project ...

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