Memorandum of Advice – Amendments to ARENA regulations

4 October 2021

A leading barrister and former head of the Law Council of Australia says the Federal government’s push to invest public money into fossil fuels could be illegal, is open to serious legal challenges and is “at odds” with the purpose of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.

Environmental lawyers, safe climate and environmental advocates, as well as peak representatives of the renewable energy industry, have hit out at the Morrison government’s repeated attempts to radically reshape Australia’s dedicated renewable energy funder, ARENA, and direct it to fund carbon capture and fossil fuel hydrogen technologies.

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