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.

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.