A proposal to change the way electricity generators and retailers strike contracts for electricity would be bad for both consumers and climate action.
Technology innovation is one of the Biden administration’s most powerful tools for accelerating progress on climate change. Recent successes in renewable energy and batteries show how this can work.
The Texas electric power market is designed to give energy companies incentive to sell electricity at the lowest possible cost. That focus helps explain why it collapsed during a historic cold wave.
Digitalisation and better energy storage are reshaping the electricity market.
A policy that aims to reshape the electricity sector needs to be judged on its numbers. But the lack of public modelling from the Energy Security Board makes it impossible for analysts to do this.
The Turnbull government is still tying itself in knots over the future of coal, as literally decades of policy turmoil on climate and energy continue to roll on.
The government’s deal with electricity retailers to provide simple information to customers about their discounts and bills is a welcome step, but doesn’t cut to the heart of the power price issue.
Price caps don’t cut it – but community ownership can help solve the energy problem and make people more resilient.
The charge for retailing electricity in Australia compares poorly other deregulated markets in Europe
Privatisation has failed to keep Australia’s electricity cheap and reliable. Time to renationalise the grid.
Liberal MP Craig Kelly said businesses and households in Australia are paying twice as much as Americans for their electricity. Is that true?
South Australia’s recent blackout raised questions about the role of wind energy in Australia’s electricity network.
Australia’s electricity market will be reviewed over the next six months, following South Australia’s state-wide blackout.
South Australia’s wind energy has been caught in a storm since last week’s blackout, but what do we really know?
What are the key policy challenges facing the new Turnbull government in terms of economic growth and budgets, cities, transport, energy, school education, higher education and health?
The UK’s first new nuclear power station since the 1990s is coming at the expense of renewable energy and leaving us unnervingly in hock to the Chinese.
A senate interim report suggests the retrospective write-down of state-owned gold-plated electricity assets. Good luck with that.
The federal government’s keenly awaited Energy White Paper is firmly focused on cutting prices and red tape, and boosting industry competitiveness - and less so on climate change and renewable energy.
We found that without state-owned electricity revenues, the NSW Coalition government would have struggled to avoid recording deficits in every budget since its election in 2011.
Incentives for cutting peak power demand are cheaper than building ever more infrastructure and sending power bills ever higher. The industry has a chance to embrace this new approach - but will it?