Bioenergy and bioproducts have the potential to be a significant growth sector for the Australian economy, in conjunction with growing the agricultural sector and regional communities. As with any emerging sector, government support can play an important role in removing barriers and accelerating the development of new projects.
Regulatory arrangements are not ready to deal with the rising uptake of electric vehicles.
Retail energy prices, and the energy sector in general, remain the focus of sustained political attention.
Australia is in an energy crisis. The current state of pain is clearly understood with mountains of reports, submissions, analysis, policy announcements, and tweets.
A fundamental shift is needed in energy policy to provide a sure path for Australia to meet its emission reduction obligations while ensuring a reliable and affordable supply for customers.
Small energy retailers are important for innovation and customer choice; but may suffer under increased regulation
With growing concerns about retail prices and profits retail energy providers are in the spotlight.
Economic modelling of the National Energy Guarantee: will it ensure reliability and deliver the savings?
The National Energy Guarantee should help put downward pressure on electricity prices. Chief economist Brendan Rynne has ‘crunched’ the numbers.
The status quo is not good enough, but will the new national energy guarantee deliver reliability and emission reductions?
The days and weeks ahead are vital for engaging stakeholders and state governments on the national energy plan’s merits. It won’t please everyone and the detail still needs to be worked through.
The objective of single buyer schemes is to allow customers to benefit from a competitive price for electricity without having to shop around.
Agriculture, real estate, infrastructure & energy – staples of maturing Chinese investment in Australia
2016 was a breakthrough year for Chinese direct investment in Australia despite uncertainties surrounding Australia’s foreign investment review regime.