13 March 2018
Electricity network costs continue to be an area of significant focus for consumers, government, regulators and media, as well as network businesses themselves. In some cases, claims have been made that network prices are paying for investments the value of which has since been questioned. Experts from Grattan Institute, Powerlink and the Melbourne Energy Institute debated and explored these challenges in this first of our Energy Future Series for 2018.
16 November 2017
The prices of gas and electricity have risen substantially. Homes and businesses – particularly energy intensive businesses – are facing the squeeze and energy is an issue in the coming state election. This State of Affairs event, hosted by Grattan Institute and the UQ Energy Initiative, discussed the likely impacts and possible outlook for Queenslanders.
2 November 2017
Energy policy in 2017 has been constantly in the media headlines, driven by the reality of the impact of high prices and security uncertainty and the ongoing, intense politicisation of energy and climate change policy. The chair of the Energy Security Board, Kerry Schott, and the chair of the ACCC, Rod Sims, came together for our last Energy Futures forum for 2017 to reflect on 2017 and what we need in 2018.
30 August 2017
This Energy Futures Seminar, a part of the Policy Pitch series, explored the Thwaites Review findings and the Grattan Report ‘Price shock: Is the retail electricity market failing consumers?’ released earlier this year. The expert panel, moderated by Dr Sara Bice and joined by John Thwaites, Tony Wood and Sarah McNamara representative debated the Review’s recommendations for a regulated Basic Service Offer and related issues.
16 June 2017
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
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
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
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
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.