23 November 2018

Australia’s prospects for a credible energy and climate change policy? – Canberra

Join moderator, ANU Energy Change Institute Director Ken Baldwin and our panel, Grattan Institute’s Tony Wood, Warwick McKibbin from ANU and the BCA’s Jessica Wilson at this Capital Ideas event as they discuss if there is any prospect of credible energy and climate change policy in Australia before the next election.

26 October 2018

State Orange Book 2018: Policy priorities for states and territories – Melbourne

Following the release of our State Orange Book 2018, this Policy Pitch event, featuring a number of Grattan Institute Fellows and Program Directors, examined some of the policy recommendations from ten years of Grattan Institute reports and outline what state and territory governments should do to improve Australia.

5 September 2018

Energy Futures Seminar: Energy policy. Where to from here? – Melbourne

Energy policy has played a central role in the removal of another Australian Prime Minister, highlighting our inability to integrate energy and environmental policy. What policies and market structure do we need in this new world and how will they balance energy prices, reliability and emissions? Our panel of experts, including Chloe Munro, Ross Garnaut and Michael Brear, threw light on these questions in the final Future Energy Series of public policy forums for 2018.

30 April 2018

Energy Futures Seminar: National Energy Guarantee – why is it so important and what happens next? – Sydney

At this Energy Futures Seminar, ESB Chair, Kerry Schott, Grattan Institute’s Tony Wood and Tim Nelson from AGL as they explained, discussed and debated these issues. The Forum was moderated by Jennifer Hewett from the Australian Financial Review and was hosted by the Melbourne Energy Institute, Grattan Institute and the State Library of New South Wales.

16 June 2017

Chief Scientist Alan Finkel’s Review of the Security of the National Electricity Market – Sydney

This Forward Thinking event followed the release of the Final Report of the Finkel Review. Dr Finkel and a panel of experts discussed how Australia can respond to challenges that our electricity system faces.

6 June 2017

Energy Futures Seminar: Chief Scientist Alan Finkel’s Review of the Security of the National Electricity Market

This Energy Futures Seminar followed the release of the Final Report of the Finkel Review. Dr Finkel and a panel of experts discussed how Australia can respond to challenges that our electricity system faces.

6 March 2017

The Future of Clean Coal?

In our first Future Energy forum of 2017, our Panel to explored whether clean coal is a crucial step in the transition towards a net zero emissions economy or an expensive and retrograde step that will be almost impossible to finance.

20 February 2017

Climate Change 2017: Restarting the debate

In the first Capital Ideas public forum hosted through our partnership with the National Library, Helen Wilson who will lead the Government’s review of our domestic climate change policies, Frank Jotzo a leading climate economist from ANU and Grattan Institute’s Tony Wood discussed the review and what it is intended to achieve.

6 December 2016

National Electricity Market Review – Preliminary Report

The National Electricity Market (NEM) Security Review, led by Australia’s Chief Scientist Alan Finkel, will deliver its preliminary report in December. Alan Finkel and a panel of experts discussed the preliminary report and likely policy implications at this Energy Futures seminar.

31 October 2016

Potential Pathways to Decarbonisation

This Energy Futures Seminar explored potential decarbonisation pathways. Our panel featured Shell’s Jeremy Bentham who has a global reputation in scenario analysis. Jeremy was joined by Ross Garnaut, Tony Wood and Sara Bice in a panel discussion to be followed by Q&A with the audience.