States lead the way on energy transition

Posted on: Tue 7 Sep 2021

There are growing signs that state governments will seek to carve their own paths in driving a transition to clean energy, with NSW energy minister Matt Kean saying he would push ahead with his state’s ambitious clean energy ambitions “whether Canberra likes it or not”.

He does not like the look of the capacity market mechanism promoted by federal energy minister Angus Taylor. His preference is for direct talks with the owners of the state’s ageing coal generators to prevent any early and unexpected exits as his government puts in place its renewable infrastructure roadmap.

To analyse these developments, Barometer’s Des Lawrence spoke to Michael Mazengarb, a journalist with RenewEconomy.

Kean says states may carve own path on energy transition, flags talks with coal owners

Produced by Des Lawrence

Image: flickr – Michael Mazengarb


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