15 December 2015

Post Paris: Australia’s climate policy options

An economy-wide, market-based scheme is the best way to reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions – it’s also politically difficult. Six criteria should guide the design of an alternative policy framework.

23 November 2015

Fair pricing for Western Australia’s electricity

Moving to a demand tariff will make electricity prices in Western Australia fairer immediately, and cheaper in the long run. But government must be brave and explain the benefits.

24 May 2015

Sundown, sunrise: how Australia can finally get solar power right

An energy revolution, featuring solar panels and home batteries, is at hand in Australia. Governments must not botch it, as they did last time.

19 October 2014

Gas at the crossroads: Australia’s hard choice

Big gas price increases are looming for Australian homes and businesses. But the emerging export industry will deliver great economic benefits, and governments should resist rising calls for gas protection.

6 July 2014

Fair pricing for power

Australians are paying too much for power. New tariffs would make the electricity grid cheaper and save some consumers from paying more than their fair share.

10 December 2013

Shock to the system: dealing with falling electricity demand

Australians are using less power but paying more for it. A nasty correction looms, and change requires wholesale reform of the electricity market.

16 June 2013

Getting gas right: Australia’s energy challenge

The global gas revolution is poised to create a huge Australian export industry but also significantly raise our domestic gas bills. Calls for protection against high gas prices are getting louder. Government should ignore them, but help the market adapt to a new world.

2 December 2012

Putting the customer back in front: How to make electricity prices cheaper

Electricity prices are too high because the regulation of distribution networks is broken. Fixing it could bring savings of about $100 a year for every household. This report explains why and how it should be done.

15 July 2012

Building the bridge: a practical plan for a low-cost, low-emissions energy future

The carbon price is a vital step in creating a low-emissions future for Australia, but it needs further support. Grattan’s report proposes an innovative and practical solution to an extremely difficult problem.

6 February 2012

No easy choices: which way to Australia’s energy future?

The carbon pricing scheme alone is not enough to effect the change Australia needs. The report assesses the main low-emissions electricity options, and suggests ways to address an acute intellectual and policy challenge.