Energy and climate

Further climate policy detail welcomed

Australians want action on climate change, and they want a policy that delivers affordable and reliable energy, supporting industry, investment and jobs, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “We...

Common sense decision will help protect jobs

Yesterday’s decision by the Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to withdraw their reckless carbon emissions guidelines will help protect jobs and investment, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said....

Interview with David Speers, Speers, Sky News

Event Interview David Speer, Speers, Sky News Speaker Jennifer Westacott, David Speers Date 13 March 2019 Topics Economy, minimum wage, energy E&OE David: Jennifer Westacott, good to talk to you....

Guidelines risk stalling the economy

It was a reckless decision by Western Australia’s Environment Protection Authority to release their carbon emissions guidelines yesterday, particularly when economic figures are already sluggish, Business Council chief executive Jennifer...

Business welcomes energy announcements

The government’s announcement today that it will provide additional funding to help deliver a second Bass Straight Interconnector is a welcome step towards a more stable and reliable energy system...

Business welcomes COAG's reliability obligation

We welcome the COAG Energy Council’s decision to support the retailer reliability obligation, an important step forward in solving the policy paralysis that has plagued the energy sector for over...

Business welcomes a step forward in the energy debate

We welcome the announcement by Labor today that they will take the National Energy Guarantee to the next election, said Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott. “The Business Council and...