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Kate Phillips

Kate Phillips is a partner in the Environmental Markets team at Baker McKenzie Melbourne. Kate began at Baker McKenzie as an articled clerk in 2001, and was admitted to practice in 2002. She worked in the Corporate Real Estate, Hotels Resorts and Tourism and Climate Change groups for two years. She rejoined the Firm in 2006 and now focuses on domestic and international environmental markets, renewable energy projects. Kate has also worked as counsel for CO2 Australia, where she worked in climate change, specifically in carbon sequestration. Kate advises and acts, on a pro bono basis, on behalf of Peter MacCallum Cancer Patients’ Legal Service. She is also a member of the Investor Group on Climate Change Policy Committee.

The Commonwealth Government has accepted a number of recommendations from the King Review of Australia’s Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) that would incentivise abatement opportunities in sectors which have had limited participation in the ERF to date. These could allow carbon projects to earn revenue faster through compressed crediting; allow greater…

On 13 May 2019, new regulations governing the commercial installation of solar panels on all Queensland solar farms came into force. What are the regulations? The new regulations were announced by the Queensland government on 9 April 2019 and are contained in the Electrical Safety (Solar Farms) Amendment Regulation 2019 (Qld),…