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.

9 September 2019

How to keep the lights on in Victoria

Rather than engaging in a blame game, the federal and Victorian governments should take four positive steps to make electricity more affordable and reliable.

3 September 2019

Three ways to start fixing Australia’s energy policy mess

If we are prepared to reform our existing markets and institutions then we could reclaim the competitive energy advantage that we have thrown away.

7 August 2019

Why gas prices are likely to stay high

Supply and prices will not improve without additional supply sources. And prices are most unlikely to fall to their historical levels of around a third of current prices.

12 July 2019

A power struggle that has to end

The policy stand-off between federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor and his state counterparts cannot continue. The sector is too important for its future to be decided by a high-stakes game of chicken.

22 May 2019

Energy: key challenges for the re-elected Coalition Government

The short-term energy outlook may be kind to Scott Morrison. But Coalition party room cohesion will be critical when the winds change – as they will.

8 May 2019

On emissions, cleaner costs more than dirtier

It will cost more to meet Labor’s 45 per cent emissions reduction target than the Coalition’s 26 per cent target. So Labor must prosecute the case that justifies the higher target.

26 April 2019

How to recharge energy policy

Australia’s electricity is more polluting, less reliable and more expensive than many comparable countries. Here’s how the winner of the 2019 federal election can turn this around.

5 April 2019

The challenge facing Labor on climate change

Whoever wins the 2019 election must not squander the opportunity to finally forge a coherent climate-change policy. Australians want credible action on emissions but reassurance that electricity will remain reliable and affordable.

5 April 2019

Why the world must eliminate coal-fired power within 30 years

The domestic trend is clear: coal looks destined to be replaced by solar and wind generation over the next 30 years. The timing is less certain for the export market.