13 September 2017

Retail Competition in the electricity sector and energy price

Event podcast: this Energy Futures Seminar, a part of the Policy Pitch series, explored the Thwaites Review findings and the Grattan Report ‘Price shock: Is the retail electricity market failing consumers?’ released earlier this year. The expert panel, moderated by Dr Sara Bice and joined by John Thwaites, Tony Wood and Sarah McNamara debated the Review’s recommendations for a regulated Basic Service Offer and related issues.

11 September 2017

Next Generation: the long-term future of the National Electricity Market

A conversation with Energy Fellow, David Blowers. Australia’s electricity system is under pressure like never before. Work should start immediately on a new ‘capacity mechanism’ in case it is needed to ensure reliable supplies in future.

31 July 2017

Australia’s Post-Finkel Energy Future

An interview with Grattan Institute Associate, Kate Griffiths. Following the release of the Finkel review into the security of the National Electricity Market, the COAG Energy Council of state and federal Energy Ministers came together last Friday 14 July to discuss the review’s recommendations. What did COAG agree, what’s missing and what are the next steps?

5 July 2017

Chief Scientist Alan Finkel’s Review of the Security of the National Electricity Market – Sydney

Event Podcast: This Forward Thinking event followed the release of the Final Report of the Finkel Review. Dr Finkel and a panel of experts discussed how Australia can respond to challenges that our electricity system faces

4 July 2017

Energy Futures Seminar: Chief Scientist Alan Finkel’s Review of the Security of the National Electricity Market

Event Podcast: This Energy Futures Seminar followed the release of the Final Report of the Finkel Review. Dr Finkel and a panel of experts discussed how Australia can respond to challenges that our electricity system faces. Please note the sound quality for this recording is poor due to audio issues on the night.

21 June 2017

A look at Nuclear energy

A conversation with Energy Program Director Tony Wood and special guest – Director of Energy at the Breakthrough Institute, Jessica Lovering. Jessica has co-authored a number of reports and publications looking a Nuclear energy, including the recent How to make Nuclear Innovative. Jessica and Tony discuss what the future of Nuclear energy might be and what a Nuclear energy source would look like now compared to days past.

21 May 2017

Powering through: How to restore confidence in the National Electricity Market

An interview with Grattan Institute Associate, Kate Griffiths. Urgent action is needed to reduce the risk of power blackouts this summer. But the danger is politicians panicking and rushing to decisions that push up electricity prices and make it harder to cut emissions. What’s needed is market reform, not government investments in generation.

27 March 2017

Energy policy… or politics?

An interview podcast with Tony Wood, Energy Program Director. Energy policy continues to remain a key conversation both politically and in the media and at times those conversations leave viewers with more questions than answers.