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The future of energy in Australia. Explained here.

Diamonds are a koala’s best friend

Global fashion jewellery brand Tiffany is raising money to save Australia’s koalas by selling  diamond encrusted koala shaped jewellery priced at up to $24,000 and donating the profits to a conservation organisation. Importantly, Tiffany have been quick to draw media attention to the virtue of

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The enforcer

A key role of the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) is the monitoring and enforcement of the national energy rules. When energy businesses fail to comply with the rules the AER can fine them or take them to court to seek a bigger penalty. The AER

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Up, up and away…

Spot gas prices in the Victorian DTS system hit an eyewatering $58.44/GJ briefly on Friday. This is around 10 times the average price. What caused this price spike and what does it mean for gas users large and small? The price spike was due to

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Why is the Yallourn deal a secret?

In March this year the Victorian Government announced it had struck a deal to close the Yallourn coal fired power station four years early, in 2028. The details of the deal with the power station owner, EnergyAustralia (EA), remain confidential, described by Victorian Energy Minister

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Another day, another interconnector

It’s only a few weeks since Project EnergyConnect, the South Australia-New South Wales interconnector, was finally confirmed to be going ahead. The $2,275m transmission line is the most expensive single project to be built since NEM start. But its record may not stand for long,

Read More »

Diamonds are a koala’s best friend

Global fashion jewellery brand Tiffany is raising money to save Australia’s koalas by selling  diamond encrusted koala shaped jewellery priced at up to $24,000 and donating the profits to a conservation organisation. Importantly, Tiffany have been quick to draw media attention to the virtue of

Read More »

The enforcer

A key role of the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) is the monitoring and enforcement of the national energy rules. When energy businesses fail to comply with the rules the AER can fine them or take them to court to seek a bigger penalty. The AER

Read More »

Up, up and away…

Spot gas prices in the Victorian DTS system hit an eyewatering $58.44/GJ briefly on Friday. This is around 10 times the average price. What caused this price spike and what does it mean for gas users large and small? The price spike was due to

Read More »

Why is the Yallourn deal a secret?

In March this year the Victorian Government announced it had struck a deal to close the Yallourn coal fired power station four years early, in 2028. The details of the deal with the power station owner, EnergyAustralia (EA), remain confidential, described by Victorian Energy Minister

Read More »

Another day, another interconnector

It’s only a few weeks since Project EnergyConnect, the South Australia-New South Wales interconnector, was finally confirmed to be going ahead. The $2,275m transmission line is the most expensive single project to be built since NEM start. But its record may not stand for long,

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.