Climate change: some bans banned as energy policy evolves

Climate change: some bans banned as energy policy evolves
Talk of a ban on new gas connections has stopped. (Image: Depositphotos)
Ian Llewellyn
The Emissions Reduction Plan shows an evolution in the government's thinking around energy policy, with talk around some bans dropped and a shift in focus.The Climate Change Commission floated the idea of banning new connections to gas infrastructure by 2025 and a ban on internal combustion car imports by 2035.Monday’s Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP) instead talks about managing the phase-out of “fossil” gas which “presents short-term and long-term challenges, including balancing capital investment with declining foss...

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