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The gas-led revolution NSW never had

It never rains, it pours. Suddenly, it seems, everyone is building a new gas-fired electricity generator in NSW. The questions are many: will they function as advertised (hydrogen), are they all needed (Kurri Kurri) and will any of them actually make a commercial return? In

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The cutting edge: Victoria’s emissions reduction strategy

With great fanfare the Victorian government has launched its Climate Change Strategy, a year later than required by legislation (the government granted itself a sick-note as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic last year). The strategy confirmed Victoria’s interim targets for 2025 (28-33 per cent

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Small market reforms for big market challenges

Creating the National Electricity Market in the 1990s required the deliberate and active support of participating state and federal governments. Reforming it requires the same. Perhaps the most meaningful indicator of the fading political interest in sustaining a functioning national electricity market is the petering

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Bullseye or Bull…meeting emissions targets

The federal government has been furiously spinning Australia’s position in the wake of the Biden-led climate summit last week. It adopts the position that Australia can take some kind of moral high ground in climate negotiations because we meet our commitments, by implication this means

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AGL plans to split, loses CEO: what next?

AGL CEO Brett Redman has resigned “suddenly” in a turbulent week for Australia’s biggest energy company. He was immediately replaced by Chair Graeme Hunt who will manage the business until it reaches its as yet unspecified demerger date some time in 2022. That’s when AGL plans to

Read More »

A deal sealed?

The Morrison government has announced another of its signature energy deal packages with a Coalition-run state, this time South Australia. Following on from last year’s NSW deal, the package is a similar mix of funding announcements for electricity infrastructure, hydrogen pilots and aspirational gas production

Read More »

The gas-led revolution NSW never had

It never rains, it pours. Suddenly, it seems, everyone is building a new gas-fired electricity generator in NSW. The questions are many: will they function as advertised (hydrogen), are they all needed (Kurri Kurri) and will any of them actually make a commercial return? In

Read More »

The cutting edge: Victoria’s emissions reduction strategy

With great fanfare the Victorian government has launched its Climate Change Strategy, a year later than required by legislation (the government granted itself a sick-note as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic last year). The strategy confirmed Victoria’s interim targets for 2025 (28-33 per cent

Read More »

Small market reforms for big market challenges

Creating the National Electricity Market in the 1990s required the deliberate and active support of participating state and federal governments. Reforming it requires the same. Perhaps the most meaningful indicator of the fading political interest in sustaining a functioning national electricity market is the petering

Read More »

Bullseye or Bull…meeting emissions targets

The federal government has been furiously spinning Australia’s position in the wake of the Biden-led climate summit last week. It adopts the position that Australia can take some kind of moral high ground in climate negotiations because we meet our commitments, by implication this means

Read More »

AGL plans to split, loses CEO: what next?

AGL CEO Brett Redman has resigned “suddenly” in a turbulent week for Australia’s biggest energy company. He was immediately replaced by Chair Graeme Hunt who will manage the business until it reaches its as yet unspecified demerger date some time in 2022. That’s when AGL plans to

Read More »

A deal sealed?

The Morrison government has announced another of its signature energy deal packages with a Coalition-run state, this time South Australia. Following on from last year’s NSW deal, the package is a similar mix of funding announcements for electricity infrastructure, hydrogen pilots and aspirational gas production

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.