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China ban more musical chairs than Death Of Coal

China’s effective ban on Australian coal since October is more political retaliation than climate statement and may have ended up as a bit of an own goal. While the ban has contributed to widespread Chinese blackouts during freezing winter snap, Australia’s coal exports have just

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In Europe, the Dunkelflaute season cometh

On Friday (January 7) the French electricity grid operator RTE asked consumers to reduce their power consumption because things were getting tight. French citizens were asked to put off running the dishwasher or doing a load of washing that evening because there might not be

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The mystery of the missing bill shock…

Like all good energy nerds, I keep track of my old electricity bills. I recently stumbled across an old spreadsheet with some analysis of different retailer offers from the time my wife and I moved into our house back in 2010. I was curious to

Read More »

We’re getting less efficient at energy efficiency

Energy efficiency (EE) has been portrayed as the “low-hanging fruit” of climate policy. Apparently improving the efficiency with which energy is used is as easy as picking money up off the ground. The latest global summary of progress on EE suggests otherwise: global improvements in

Read More »

Energy security courtesy of the South China Sea

Anyone who thinks gas doesn’t has a global future hasn’t been paying much attention to the gradually escalating geopolitical tensions arising in the South China Sea. Since 2014 China has been building seven artificial islands around reefs it claims as its own territory in the

Read More »

October CER roundup

The renewable energy sector continues to demonstrate it is largely COVID-proof with continuing growth in the pipeline of projects, based on the latest data from the Clean Energy Regulator (CER). In the longer term the recently launched NSW electricity infrastructure roadmap will stimulate many more

Read More »

China ban more musical chairs than Death Of Coal

China’s effective ban on Australian coal since October is more political retaliation than climate statement and may have ended up as a bit of an own goal. While the ban has contributed to widespread Chinese blackouts during freezing winter snap, Australia’s coal exports have just

Read More »

In Europe, the Dunkelflaute season cometh

On Friday (January 7) the French electricity grid operator RTE asked consumers to reduce their power consumption because things were getting tight. French citizens were asked to put off running the dishwasher or doing a load of washing that evening because there might not be

Read More »

The mystery of the missing bill shock…

Like all good energy nerds, I keep track of my old electricity bills. I recently stumbled across an old spreadsheet with some analysis of different retailer offers from the time my wife and I moved into our house back in 2010. I was curious to

Read More »

We’re getting less efficient at energy efficiency

Energy efficiency (EE) has been portrayed as the “low-hanging fruit” of climate policy. Apparently improving the efficiency with which energy is used is as easy as picking money up off the ground. The latest global summary of progress on EE suggests otherwise: global improvements in

Read More »

Energy security courtesy of the South China Sea

Anyone who thinks gas doesn’t has a global future hasn’t been paying much attention to the gradually escalating geopolitical tensions arising in the South China Sea. Since 2014 China has been building seven artificial islands around reefs it claims as its own territory in the

Read More »

October CER roundup

The renewable energy sector continues to demonstrate it is largely COVID-proof with continuing growth in the pipeline of projects, based on the latest data from the Clean Energy Regulator (CER). In the longer term the recently launched NSW electricity infrastructure roadmap will stimulate many more

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.