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.

26 September 2016

South Australia’s power system: a crisis or a canary?

In recent months, South Australia has witnessed some remarkable changes in the electricity system. S.A. is a world leader in terms of integrating renewable energy into the grid, but these recent events have put a spotlight on the challenges that come with this transition.

14 September 2016

Demand for coal and gas in light of the Paris Agreement – what this means for Australia

Australia signed up to the Paris Agreement in December 2016 that committed to holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels. In this State of Affairs event co-hosted by UQ Energy Initiative and Grattan Institute, a panel of experts presented and discussed with the audience a range of perspectives on what this means for Australia’s economy, its businesses and policy makers.

5 September 2016

Australia’s Electricity System: Transition to 2030

This symposium provided a comprehensive overview of the issues facing the energy system, with comparative European perspectives and experiences of the energy transition, market design and emission reduction targets – brought to you by the Melbourne Energy Institute, the Grattan Institute, the EU Centre on Shared Complex Challenges, GEE-21, the Australian-German Climate and Energy College, and ATSE.

1 August 2016

Climate change: The great moral challenge was an election non-issue: What next?

In this public forum hosted by Grattan Institute, John Connor, Emma Herd and Tony Wood discussed the prospect that with the new federal government and new minister we might really begin to address the great moral challenge of climate change.

27 June 2016

Climate policy 2016: Has Labor got it right this time around?

In this Energy Futures event the Shadow Minister, Mark Butler, outlined Labor’s policies to address the challenge of climate change.

19 May 2016

Future of gas in Australia: a new paradigm?

This Energy Futures public forum featured Rod Sims, the Chairman of the ACCC, who discussed the Commission’s report on the competitiveness of wholesale gas prices in Eastern and Southern Australia.

4 May 2016

Sustainable Cities: New Research Perspectives

In this public forum, presenters from the Grattan Institute and Curtin University’s Sustainability Policy Institute discussed recent work on climate policy, electricity tariffs, solar storage and rail funding.