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The future of energy in Australia. Explained here.

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

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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 »

Is there a global energy price crunch?

Major international news stories in recent days have centred around energy challenges in Europe and China. Europe and China are on opposite sides of the world and get their energy from (mostly) different sources. Europe’s problems are driven by gas while China’s are driven by

Read More »

Packing for Glasgow

It’s clear the Morrison Government intends to commit to a net zero emissions target by 2050 in time for the Glasgow climate summit in early November. There is no sudden epiphany, this is pure politics, both national and global. The groundwork for the Coalition’s climate

Read More »

Carbon capture and storage: are we there yet?

Greenhouse emissions are a stock, not a flow. Which means every tonne of carbon dioxide not emitted into the atmosphere, regardless of how this is achieved, delivers against the objective of abating emissions. The popular debate around climate has been reduced to an overly simplistic

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 »

Is there a global energy price crunch?

Major international news stories in recent days have centred around energy challenges in Europe and China. Europe and China are on opposite sides of the world and get their energy from (mostly) different sources. Europe’s problems are driven by gas while China’s are driven by

Read More »

Packing for Glasgow

It’s clear the Morrison Government intends to commit to a net zero emissions target by 2050 in time for the Glasgow climate summit in early November. There is no sudden epiphany, this is pure politics, both national and global. The groundwork for the Coalition’s climate

Read More »

Carbon capture and storage: are we there yet?

Greenhouse emissions are a stock, not a flow. Which means every tonne of carbon dioxide not emitted into the atmosphere, regardless of how this is achieved, delivers against the objective of abating emissions. The popular debate around climate has been reduced to an overly simplistic

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.