Even before a sod has been turned, the costliest scenario for Snowy 2.0 has blown out by 35pc and it looks like not being finished until well into 2026.
The Government insists Australia is on track to meet its Paris target by 2030, but the Government's own data tells a different story.
At Tumut in the Snowy Mountains last week, the Prime Minister described hydroelectricity as "real, fair dinkum power". It seemed like an attempt to keep everyone happy, writes Ian Verrender.
The Government says the business case "stacks up" and has given Snowy Hydro permission to proceed to the "early works stage" along with a commitment of up to $1.36 billion for the project, which could power 500,000 homes.
It was Malcolm Turnbull's pet project, so will Snowy Hydro 2.0 survive without him?
Eel fishermen in Tasmania are feeling the pressure from declining sales and tougher regulations.
Huge renewable energy resources have been identified across Australia, but planning is lagging to develop a grid network suitable for the transformation that gives certainty to stakeholders.
Residents in the town of Talbingo in southern New South Wales are worried their tourism industry could be wiped out because of the Snowy 2.0 project.
Labor and Greens ministers will push for changes to the National Energy Guarantee at a key meeting today, as calls grow for the Government to strengthen its targets and release its modelling.