This issue of the NEEA electricity update focuses on the network costs component of retail prices, with a look back at how and why this has increased over the past ten years.
This report, by renowned energy analyst Dr Hugh Saddler, reveals a stunning correlation between domestic electricity prices and gas prices, despite gas making up only 10% of electricity generation.
Unmeasured methane leakage and fugitive emissions from unconventional gasfields could cause Australia to fail its Paris climate commitments.
This report, commissioned by The Australia Institute, found that:Several major potential sources of methane emissions are assumed to be zero under Australia’s accounting and...
Power is gradually returning to South Australia after wild storms blew across the state last night, but some areas could be offline for days.
The storm - associated with heavy rain, lightning, and severe winds - damaged transmission lines that carry electricity from power...
In late 2010, after over a century of almost uninterrupted growth, demand for electricity in Australia began to fall. Two previous papers, published in 2013 and 2015, examined possible reasons why demand was falling in the National Electricity Market (NEM), which accounts for nearly 90%...
The immediate effect of the 2012 carbon price was to increase the costs faced by most electricity generators, by an amount that varied between individual power stations depending on that station’s emissions intensity (the emissions per unit of electricity). These costs were then passed on...
This paper analyses the changes in electricity demand in Australia’s National Electricity Market.
Power Down , Australia Institute Paper 14, analysed the changes in electricity demand in Australia’s National Electricity Market (NEM) between 2006 and 2013. Since 2010, electricity demand...
Introduction: Until 2010 – for well over a century, through two world wars and the Great Depression – the quantity of electricity used in Australia each year was greater than the year before. In the three years since 2010, the quantity used each year...