Boardroom
Energy

Energy is changing. Change has risks.

The future of energy in Australia. Explained here.

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 »

Are AGL and Origin going broke?

Australia’s two large, listed electricity gentailers have recently delivered some bad news to their shareholders. AGL announced a massive write-down of $2.7bn ahead of their half year results, while Origin warned of lower profits than expected. As usual these announcements serve as a Rorschach test.

Read More »

Australia’s new energy giant

Fortescue Metals is apparently about to transition into an energy business. Or maybe a steel business. Or a technology company. Or all of the above. That’s according to its Chairman Andrew Forrest who kindly telegraphed Fortescue’s seismic shift in corporate strategy at a recent public

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 »

Are AGL and Origin going broke?

Australia’s two large, listed electricity gentailers have recently delivered some bad news to their shareholders. AGL announced a massive write-down of $2.7bn ahead of their half year results, while Origin warned of lower profits than expected. As usual these announcements serve as a Rorschach test.

Read More »

Australia’s new energy giant

Fortescue Metals is apparently about to transition into an energy business. Or maybe a steel business. Or a technology company. Or all of the above. That’s according to its Chairman Andrew Forrest who kindly telegraphed Fortescue’s seismic shift in corporate strategy at a recent public

Read More »

Subscribe to Boardroom Energy

Energy is changing. The sources of energy, who supplies it and who buys it are changing rapidly as the world starts to decarbonise. The traditional relationship between energy suppliers and customers  has been upended. New modular technologies mean that all companies can be energy companies,  but in doing do they take on new risks as well as creating new opportunities. Boardroom Energy is an energy-based information and advisory service designed for businesses and investors. Boardroom Energy will help you get behind the headlines and the ideology of the energy transformation, providing weekly bulletins, deep dive into key issues and briefing papers on key issues. Boardroom Energy is backed by technical expertise and deep industry knowledge that will guide you through the complex maze of agencies, systems, markets and technologies. Subscribe today!

#BoardroomEnergy

About

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.

power

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.