Sparks to fly at Brisbane energy meeting today

Australia’s ministers are set to slug it out over clean energy at a meeting today in Brisbane.

State and territory ministers will be briefed by members of the Finkel panel, a range electricity market regulators and industry watchdogs, about proposals for the clean energy target.

Energy has been a bone of contention for the government recently, with state and territory ministers clashing over the Federal government’s clean energy target.


They’ll have an opportunity to state their case today when Chief Scientist Alan Finkel runs through the recommendations from the nation’s electricity review.

Federal Minister Josh Frydenberg believes there is plenty of time to find a solution to the arguments as they new mechanism won’t start until 2020.

Also, he expects to push the states to end bans on gas exploration today.