Energy and climate

Energy policies must support new investment

“Everyone wants to see more affordable electricity, but governments should be extremely cautious about intervening in markets at a time when businesses are not investing because of a lack of...

Submission to the 2017 review of climate change policies

The Review of Climate Change Policies must resolve a number of fundamental tensions if Australia is to restore its comparative advantage in energy; deliver a strong, internationally competitive economy; and...

Paris agreement remains in Australia's interest

The Australian Climate Roundtable today welcomed continued bipartisan commitment to the Paris Agreement. The Roundtable brings together representatives and advocates for a broad swathe of the community, including the Australian...

Statement on the Clean Energy Finance Corporation

The Business Council welcomes today’s announcement that the federal government intends to remove carbon capture and storage (CCS) from the ”prohibited technologies” under the Clean Energy Finance Corporation Act 2012....

Submission to the ministerial forum on vehicle emissions

This is the Business Council of Australia’s submission to the Ministerial Forum on Vehicle Emissions’ consultation on vehicle emissions and fuel quality standards. The Business Council supports the introduction of...

Statement on Australian domestic gas security mechanism

“Affordable and reliable gas supply is essential to Australia’s energy security and economic growth. Gas is a major input to large industrial companies which provide jobs to thousands of Australians,”...

Time to pull the plug on energy culture war

This essay by Jennifer Westacott was published in The Australian on 12 April, 2017. It was the fifth in the 'Priorities for Prosperity' series, which explored key policy issues affecting Australia's future success as...

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