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Can you run a grid on promises?

A scrum of companies and consortia have promised to build nearly 10GW of new battery storage in Australia. It’s a staggering number: more than 30 times the size of the current operational fleet. But there’s a catch. To date no one is making good on

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The Blame Game

Playing the blame game Reading the coverage of the devastation caused to Texas and its power grid by the recent polar vortex has been sobering and instructive. What’s clear is that many see these disasters as a chance to sharpen their knives and have a

Read More »

Is coal really in a hole?

Last week saw several media reports of a new analysis of the NEM predicting five large coal plants may close by 2025 (over and above Liddell, already scheduled for closure in 2022-23). The report is by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Affairs (IEEFA),

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Will EVs save the car industry, or kill it?

Electric vehicles (EVs) are widely considered the future of the car industry. Major car companies are adding new and increasingly glamorous EV designs to their list of new models. Despite a price premium on new EVs, their share of new car sales continue to increase,

Read More »

The Lone Star State goes Dark

Texas is currently in the grid of a severe and lethal cold snap which has killed at least 21 people and crippled its electricity supply for more than two days. Shortages of up to 25GW of electricity have resulted in rolling blackouts amidst freezing sub-zero

Read More »

Can you run a grid on promises?

A scrum of companies and consortia have promised to build nearly 10GW of new battery storage in Australia. It’s a staggering number: more than 30 times the size of the current operational fleet. But there’s a catch. To date no one is making good on

Read More »

The Blame Game

Playing the blame game Reading the coverage of the devastation caused to Texas and its power grid by the recent polar vortex has been sobering and instructive. What’s clear is that many see these disasters as a chance to sharpen their knives and have a

Read More »

Is coal really in a hole?

Last week saw several media reports of a new analysis of the NEM predicting five large coal plants may close by 2025 (over and above Liddell, already scheduled for closure in 2022-23). The report is by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Affairs (IEEFA),

Read More »

Will EVs save the car industry, or kill it?

Electric vehicles (EVs) are widely considered the future of the car industry. Major car companies are adding new and increasingly glamorous EV designs to their list of new models. Despite a price premium on new EVs, their share of new car sales continue to increase,

Read More »

The Lone Star State goes Dark

Texas is currently in the grid of a severe and lethal cold snap which has killed at least 21 people and crippled its electricity supply for more than two days. Shortages of up to 25GW of electricity have resulted in rolling blackouts amidst freezing sub-zero

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.