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Energy is changing. Change has risks.

The future of energy in Australia. Explained here.

Green steel deal

With the world’s eyes on the COP26 event in Glasgow in recent weeks, we may be looking on the wrong direction for the next major step on decarbonisation. Bilateral trade pacts centred around a US-EU alliance may be the way forward and may give Australia

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One day our EV’s will come

Australia has a glory box approach to electric vehicles. We’re not going to do anything to accelerate EV supply, but we are going to prepare for them. This means installing thousands of charging stations that risk outnumbering the actual cars they intend to supply. Why

Read More »

Seal of approval, or kiss of death?

On Friday, Australia’s energy ministers met and quietly signed off on the Post-2025 package of reforms presented to them by the Energy Security Board. It was not, however, the triumphant return of the market that some had hoped for. Rather energy ministers agreed to give

Read More »

Household electrification is unlikely to produce free money

Households consume around 30 per cent of Australia’s total energy account. They’ve historically been the most expensive to supply, have the most volatile demand and are most politically sensitive customers on the grid. One way to reduce household greenhouse emissions is to use zero emissions

Read More »

Our own European gas shortage

Australia is the world’s second biggest gas exporter, yet still we may face a regional version of the current European-styled gas supply crunch. Nationals leaders need not worry: Queensland is not affected. The ground zero of this looming gas shortage is Victoria, the result of

Read More »

Green steel deal

With the world’s eyes on the COP26 event in Glasgow in recent weeks, we may be looking on the wrong direction for the next major step on decarbonisation. Bilateral trade pacts centred around a US-EU alliance may be the way forward and may give Australia

Read More »

One day our EV’s will come

Australia has a glory box approach to electric vehicles. We’re not going to do anything to accelerate EV supply, but we are going to prepare for them. This means installing thousands of charging stations that risk outnumbering the actual cars they intend to supply. Why

Read More »

Seal of approval, or kiss of death?

On Friday, Australia’s energy ministers met and quietly signed off on the Post-2025 package of reforms presented to them by the Energy Security Board. It was not, however, the triumphant return of the market that some had hoped for. Rather energy ministers agreed to give

Read More »

Household electrification is unlikely to produce free money

Households consume around 30 per cent of Australia’s total energy account. They’ve historically been the most expensive to supply, have the most volatile demand and are most politically sensitive customers on the grid. One way to reduce household greenhouse emissions is to use zero emissions

Read More »

Our own European gas shortage

Australia is the world’s second biggest gas exporter, yet still we may face a regional version of the current European-styled gas supply crunch. Nationals leaders need not worry: Queensland is not affected. The ground zero of this looming gas shortage is Victoria, the result of

Read More »

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Boardroom Energy was created in 2021 to provide Australian businesses with a concise, accurate and no-nonsense guide into the transformation of Australia’s energy markets. In a debate filled with big ambitions and big opinions, Boardroom Energy goes beyond simply telling you what happened. It looks at the same issue differently: explains why, what it means and, most importantly, what are the risks and opportunities for your business.

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Blackout

by Matthew Warren

For 20 years Australia has been in political denial about the seismic changes occurring in the way we power our country. Successive governments continue to tell people that power prices will fall while the lights stay on. Blackout charts the history of electricity in Australia and the world, its collision course with climate change and explains the decade of political chaos and technical decline that has ensued. By understanding  how we got into this mess, it proposes a pathway forward to a reliable, affordable and sustainable electricity system.