The decision, taken by Price, comes after public pressure from Queensland LNP members, including a threat by McGrath to publicly call for her resignation if she failed to treat the project fairly.
Twelve power projects are in the running for federal government dollars: six pumped hydro, five gas and one coal. It's clear which one shouldn't be on the list, for economic and environmental reasons.
Deep Saini speaks to Michelle Grattan about the week in politics.
We have quantified the effects of twelve power station closures in five states. Local unemployment shoots up and comes down only slowly.
With this week's revelations about the extraordinary visit to the US gun lobby by One Nation's James Ashby, and Steve Dickson, Morrison's shilly-shallying became untenable.
Twelve projects have been ticked under the Underwriting New Generation Investment program, although there will be no contracts before the election.
Leigh Sullivan speaks with Michelle Grattan about the week in politics.
The week highlighted, yet again, that instead of a credible energy
policy, the government has only confusion and black holes.
O'Sullivan rejected Morrison's Monday argument that it would be
impractical for the federal government to underwrite a coal-fired
project in Queensland because the Palaszczuk government would veto it.
One of the Nationals' key KPIs for McCormack has been that he must successfully pressure Morrison for the government to underwrite coal-fired generation.
The smoke from wood-burning stoves and fireplaces contributes to air pollution and poor health.
As coal companies look for ways to cut costs, many are reneging on their promises for health care for retired miners. Unless Congress intervenes, these miners could face ill health and poverty.
South Africa needs to wean itself off coal in a way that protects jobs and the environment.
While countries recognise the urgent need to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by favouring greener energies, the ever-increasing demand for electricity has led to rising coal consumption.
Energy storage could prove an inexpensive way for power companies to handle heat waves and other times when consumers use more electricity than usual.
A NSW court's decision to rule out a coalmine on the basis of climate change could signal a turning of the tide in an arena where environmental litigants have previously struggled to gain traction.
There's no easy way for Eskom to claw its way out of the crisis it's in.
Before democracy South Africa's mining sector prioritised profits over the people and environment. Not much has changed.
The coal, oil and natural gas industries are also connected with human rights violations, public health disasters and environmental devastation.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa's pronouncements on the power utility Eskom, during the State of the Nation Address may lead to significant changes in country's energy policy.