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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

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The quiet surrender on climate

The climate wars are finally over. Not with a bang, but a whimper. The Coalition is now moonwalking towards installing some of the basic climate and energy policy architecture they mostly railed against for the past decade. Resistance is finally giving way to quiet acceptance.

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Down the middle

The Grattan institute’s latest report Go For Net Zero, attempts to find a middle path between competing visions of the future electricity sector. On the one hand are certain Coalition politicians, who still believe that because Australia is largely powered by coal today, it must

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ACT renewables: bragging today, paying tomorrow

The ACT Government has been boasting for years about its renewables credentials, describing itself as “a nation-leader” in renewable energy, and by others as the first major jurisdiction in the world to move to 100 per cent renewable energy. The ACT legislated a net 100

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Slow burn – eastern Australia gas projections

The latest Gas Statement of Opportunities (GSOO)  for eastern Australia indicates sufficient gas to meet demand provided LNG imports can commence by winter of 2023. This is when existing production from Longford in Victoria (which takes gas from several offshore fields) takes a nosedive. Even then

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Time for a little solar PV parenting

Rooftop solar has been the runaway consumer success story of the decarbonising electricity market. More than 2.6 million  households have stuck solar panels on their rooftops, with a combined capacity of more than 13,000 megawatts smeared across suburban Australia. The rampant popularity of rooftop solar

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 quiet surrender on climate

The climate wars are finally over. Not with a bang, but a whimper. The Coalition is now moonwalking towards installing some of the basic climate and energy policy architecture they mostly railed against for the past decade. Resistance is finally giving way to quiet acceptance.

Read More »

Down the middle

The Grattan institute’s latest report Go For Net Zero, attempts to find a middle path between competing visions of the future electricity sector. On the one hand are certain Coalition politicians, who still believe that because Australia is largely powered by coal today, it must

Read More »

ACT renewables: bragging today, paying tomorrow

The ACT Government has been boasting for years about its renewables credentials, describing itself as “a nation-leader” in renewable energy, and by others as the first major jurisdiction in the world to move to 100 per cent renewable energy. The ACT legislated a net 100

Read More »

Slow burn – eastern Australia gas projections

The latest Gas Statement of Opportunities (GSOO)  for eastern Australia indicates sufficient gas to meet demand provided LNG imports can commence by winter of 2023. This is when existing production from Longford in Victoria (which takes gas from several offshore fields) takes a nosedive. Even then

Read More »

Time for a little solar PV parenting

Rooftop solar has been the runaway consumer success story of the decarbonising electricity market. More than 2.6 million  households have stuck solar panels on their rooftops, with a combined capacity of more than 13,000 megawatts smeared across suburban Australia. The rampant popularity of rooftop solar

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.