26 February 2020

Climate war: the next generation

In all the strategies and tactics of Australia’s energy and climate-change policy wars, the most disturbing development is that carbon pricing became roadkill.

3 February 2020

Governments picking winners is a bad way to manage an energy market

Public funding for ad hoc projects will simply exacerbate all the problems that politicians say they want to fix.

24 January 2020

After the fires: what Scott Morrison might do now

The Prime Minister has an opportunity to inch Australia towards zero emissions despite the climate deniers. Here’s how he could grasp it.

7 January 2020

Getting past a lost decade on energy policy

As we enter the 2020s, there is an opportunity to plot a clear pathway to a new energy future – that of near-zero emissions, while maintaining reliability and low-cost.

25 November 2019

COAG clears the air on electricity

In the often messy and turbulent world of energy and climate policy, Australia ends 2019 in a far better place than we began.

19 November 2019

The politics of electricity reliability

As Australians prepare for a hot and dangerous summer, politicians and energy market agencies are searching for the lowest-cost way to try to ensure the lights stay on.

23 October 2019

New honour for Grattan Program Director

Grattan’s Energy Program Director Tony Wood has been elected to the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering. Tony is among 25 leaders in applying science, technology, and engineering to solve real-world problems elected to one of Australia’s Learned Academies.

8 October 2019

Short-term power fixes are breaking the energy market

Every ad hoc solution that governments pile on the energy market is making it harder to deliver the price and security outcomes that politicians and customers want.

8 October 2019

No more Hazelwoods: a proposal to ensure coal plants close in an orderly way

Our policy would give a clear signal for investment in new, clean power supply before – not after – coal closures, and better manage Australia’s energy transition.

9 September 2019

How to keep the lights on in NSW

NSW should be able to cope comfortably with the impending closure of the Liddell coal power station in the Hunter Valley. Here’s how.