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The future of energy in Australia. Explained here.

Market power in the market for power?

After a mild summer contributed to the lowest Q1 prices in the NEM since 2012, concerns about price spikes are suddenly back on the agenda. All mainland regions of the NEM have seen significant price volatility in the last couple of months. Clearly a factor

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Barnaby and the cult of climate change

The re-election of Barnaby Joyce as leader of the Federal National Party and Deputy Prime Minister was built on a campaign against political correctness, in particular on climate change. Joyce’s successful pitch to his party was he was going to put the jobs and futures

Read More »

Brown swan event signals the return of risk

Victoria’s ageing Yallourn brown coal fired power station could be flooded for the third time this century, risking the sudden removal of 1,480MW – around 20 per cent – of the state’s generation as it heads into the winter demand peaks. Worried? The market doesn’t

Read More »

The levers of power

The Victorian government has announced the second round of its renewable energy reverse auctions. “VRET2” as it’s known is targeting at least 600MW (about 10 per cent of the state’s average demand) of new renewables. This is described as matching the government’s own energy consumption

Read More »

The global inequity of corporate climate activism

In May the International Energy Agency released a roadmap to net zero emissions by 2050 for the global energy sector. It is, by any measure, a massive undertaking to forecast or plan energy market trends five years into the future, let alone 30 years. A

Read More »

Market power in the market for power?

After a mild summer contributed to the lowest Q1 prices in the NEM since 2012, concerns about price spikes are suddenly back on the agenda. All mainland regions of the NEM have seen significant price volatility in the last couple of months. Clearly a factor

Read More »

Barnaby and the cult of climate change

The re-election of Barnaby Joyce as leader of the Federal National Party and Deputy Prime Minister was built on a campaign against political correctness, in particular on climate change. Joyce’s successful pitch to his party was he was going to put the jobs and futures

Read More »

Brown swan event signals the return of risk

Victoria’s ageing Yallourn brown coal fired power station could be flooded for the third time this century, risking the sudden removal of 1,480MW – around 20 per cent – of the state’s generation as it heads into the winter demand peaks. Worried? The market doesn’t

Read More »

The levers of power

The Victorian government has announced the second round of its renewable energy reverse auctions. “VRET2” as it’s known is targeting at least 600MW (about 10 per cent of the state’s average demand) of new renewables. This is described as matching the government’s own energy consumption

Read More »

The global inequity of corporate climate activism

In May the International Energy Agency released a roadmap to net zero emissions by 2050 for the global energy sector. It is, by any measure, a massive undertaking to forecast or plan energy market trends five years into the future, let alone 30 years. A

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.