Electric Vehicles | QUESTION TIME

Dr CLOSE (Port Adelaide—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (14:18): My question is to the Premier. Did the Premier conduct any modelling on the impact that the electric car tax would have on the take-up of electric vehicles prior to announcing the additional charging stations? The Hon. D.C. VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN (Stuart—Minister for Energy and Mining) (14:18): Our […]

Statutes Amendment (National Energy Laws) (Stand-Alone Power Systems) Bill | SPEECH

Introduction and First Reading The Hon. D.C. VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN (Stuart—Minister for Energy and Mining) (19:48): Obtained leave and introduced a bill for an act to amend the National Electricity (South Australia) Act 1996 and the National Energy Retail Law (South Australia) Act 2011. Read a first time. Second Reading The Hon. D.C. VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN […]

Pedal to the metal for an electrifying drive

The Marshall Government is allocating $18.3 million in the upcoming State Budget 2020-21 to jump-start the uptake of electric vehicles in South Australia. “Consumers are saying there are two main barriers to electric vehicles which this policy will target – a lack of charging infrastructure and the availability of affordable models,” said Minister for Energy […]

Building a cooler future

The Marshall Government is investing $60 million over the next two years to improve energy efficiency in government buildings, creating hundreds of jobs and cutting the taxpayers’ electricity bill.  “The $60 million commitment is the largest per capita stimulus investment of any Australian Government in improving the energy efficiency of public buildings,” said Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan.  “Simple […]

World-leading $240 million hydrogen project launched, supported by $37 million upgrade to Pt Bonython jetty

South Australia’s intention to create a green hydrogen export industry has taken a big step forward, with the launch today of a world-leading $240 million hydrogen project. This project would be the largest green ammonia plant in the world, being sixty times larger than Australia’s largest electrolyser at Tonsley in Adelaide. To support the export […]

Remote Communities to get cheaper electricity

Twenty-eight remote communities across South Australia will receive cheaper electricity after the State Government reduced tariffs for 2020-21 under the Remote Area Energy Supply (RAES) scheme. Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan said the reduction in annual electricity costs will benefit around 3400 customers across 13 townships and 15 Aboriginal communities under […]

Electricity interconnector | QUESTION TIME

Mr TRELOAR (Flinders) (14:17): My question is to the Minister for Energy and Mining. Can the minister advise the house of support, or otherwise, for the proposed interconnector between South Australia and New South Wales? With your leave and that of the house, sir, I will explain. …Can the minister advise the house of support, or […]