13 November 2020

Energy Futures: Burning gas in a net-zero world? Webinar Event

The Commonwealth Government, the Opposition, all state and territory governments, and many businesses are committed to a target of net zero emissions. The Commonwealth has resisted committing to a 2050 timeline.

5 July 2019

Energy Futures: Whither Australian energy policy over the next 3 years? – Melbourne

The re-election of the Morrison Government federally has strengthened its resolve to implement its energy policies. What will happen over the next 3 years? Will commonwealth and state members of the COAG Energy Council continue fighting? Will energy prices, emissions and system security deteriorate as a result? Or will compromise and consensus start to appear?

16 June 2019

Hydrogen: coming to a stovetop near you? – Sydney

How will we reduce emissions from the gas Australians use to warm our homes, heat water and cook dinner? The COAG Energy Council is examining what role hydrogen might play in Australia’s energy system, including potentially switching the gas network to hydrogen. In this Forward Thinking event a panel of experts will discuss whether hydrogen will become a key part of Australia’s future energy supply.

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.

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.

21 July 2015

Natural gas: part of the problem or part of the solution?

Can clean burning gas be part of the solution but as a fossil fuel also be part of the problem? This Policy Pitch seminar discussed an issue of critical importance to Australia, shortly to become the world’s biggest exporter of gas.

5 February 2015

Gas: too good to burn? – Brisbane

Panel members reflected on whether we could or should switch away from gas, and if indeed a situation could arise in which our gas is priced out of the market.

9 November 2014

The future of gas supply and demand in eastern Australia

The emergence of liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities in Queensland means that now for the first time eastern Australian gas is linked to the world market. This Energy Futures seminar explored the impacts this will have on Australian’s that use gas in their home or business.

21 October 2014

Gas: too good to burn?

In this Policy Pitch event, Grattan Institute’s Tony Wood and representatives from small and large customers discussed what this dramatic change means for our gas bills, whether we could or should switch away from gas and whether we could see a situation in which our gas is priced out of the market.