The Australian Government is developing a series of bilateral energy and emissions reduction agreements with state and territory governments that will improve energy reliability and affordability across the country and support the transition of energy markets to lower emissions technologies.
New South Wales energy and emissions reduction agreement
On 31 January 2020, the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison and the New South Wales Premier, the Hon Gladys Berejiklian signed a more than $2 billion agreement committing both governments to collaborate on a number of initiatives that will:
- increase gas and electricity supply in New South Wales by encouraging investment
- improve grid security by supporting transmission interconnection and network access
- and support emissions reduction projects that deliver genuine abatement.
The Australian Government is focussed on ensuring Australian consumers have a secure and reliable energy source at the lowest cost. State deals will complement other actions the government is currently implementing to lower energy costs and meet or emissions reduction targets.
NSW energy deal to reduce power prices and emissions Prime Minister media release 26 March 2019