The new Australian government is planning to reduce bureaucratic impediments to energy projects.

 Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane has pledged to cut environmental regulation, slashing what he called “red and green tape”.
Ian McFarlane Speaking at Energy Users Association of Australia conference this week, Mr Macfarlane said: “Australia’s energy security is being compromised through slow approval processes and excessive green tape.”

He said the Government would work with states and territories to create a “one-stop shop” for approval of new energy projects so they aren’t held up by environmental regulation.

Energy Live reports that the minister pledged to bring stability to government policy as well: “The Coalition Government will work with the industry to restore policy certainty to the energy sector, after six years of constantly shifting goalposts and wasted opportunities for energy market reform to reduce pressure on energy prices.”

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