Updates: Government policy

News and announcements on the renewable energy market, government policy and planning, funding, community engagement, social licence and transmission.

Milestone to pave way for Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zone

Congratulations to Energy Minister Penny Sharpe and EnergyCo on the recent signing for the Deed of Intention with ACEREZ as Network Operator for the first Renewable Energy Zone in the state. This significant milestone for the NSW energy transition and the confirmed increased capacity to 6GW by 2038 paves the way for the

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Net zero climate targets legislated in NSW

Congratulations to Minister Penny Sharpe and the NSW Government in legislating greenhouse gas emissions targets in NSW – 50% by 2030, 70% by 2035 and net zero by 2050. In addition, NSW has committed to establish an independent Net Zero Commission. The Climate Change (Net Zero Future) Act 2023 representes

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Green light for NSW capacity projects to address Eraring closure

Three battery storage projects and three Virtual Power Plants (VPPs) have been announced winners in the Federal-backed NSW Firming Tender. Observations: The results suggest the scope is flexible to accommodate valuable capacity if it is fast-to-market and in the right location. Stride also finds projects accelerate by participating in these

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Luke Osborne talks all things renewables on Energy Insiders Podcast

Listen to the latest Energy Insiders podcast from RenewEconomy with Stride’s Director Luke Osborne, where he discusses large agri-solar developments like Blind Creek Solar Farm, social licence and meaningful community engagement, transmission, flexible industry response to a changing energy market, living on a sixth-generation farm that hosts wind power plus

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Congratulations to Labor on NSW win

NSW has a new Labor government, with Chris Minns, Labor leader, and his party winning in a decisive victory this weekend. In summary, it was a decisive victory to the Labor Government, and presents them with a strong mandate for their key priorities in education and the public sector but

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NSW election promises for renewables are welcome

As we head to the NSW State Government polls on 25 March, the NSW Government and Labor opposition are making strong announcements in favour of renewables. Stride will continue to share relevant insights in the lead up and following the election.

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Capacity Investment Scheme: support for firming infrastructure (no gas)

Good news for battery storage and pumped hydro projects: in December 2022 the Albanese Government announced a Capacity Investment Scheme (CIS) for dispatchable generation (excluding coal and gas) to deliver reliable electricity. What we know The details will be critical, and Stride will share insights as they come to light.

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