This report outlines the findings of the independent panel review, which found that Victorian consumers are not gaining the benefits of a competitive retail market. The review has recommended a suite of reforms and initiatives, with eleven key recommendations to place the consumers back on...
Australian politicians must stop and listen to the voices of real people suffering under horror power price rises, Victoria’s peak social advocacy body has warned.
Australia now has the world's highest electricity prices, so there's never been a better time to know exactly what you're paying and if you can get a cheaper deal.
This review report makes a number of recommendations to make it easier for customers to take advantage of competition and make the best energy choices for their household or business.
This Australian Energy Market Commission resource reports on drivers that impact new investment in generation and electricity transmission networks. It recommends that the review progress to a second stage.
This report outlines some demand-side solutions that use energy more wisely, which could potentially secure hundreds of megawatts of electricity supply.
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.
The Energy Consumer Sentiment Survey is designed to provide information on household and small business consumer sentiment with a focus on the three key areas of satisfaction, confidence and activity.
This study, commissioned by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), has found that a move towards smarter electricity network regulation would improve reliability, reduce emissions and cut power bills for energy users.
This resource suggests that there are a wide range of financial and non-financial barriers limiting the ability of lower income households to address energy deprivation.
In the context of energy reforms to address peak electricity demand in Australia, this briefing paper provides a critical review of cost-reflective electricity pricing policy and the potential impacts of heatwaves and other extreme heat events in vulnerable households.
The chief scientist’s energy report is a political document, which might, or might not, be its strength, writes Giles Parkinson.
The ACCC has released this issues paper, seeking feedback on electricity pricing, competition and customer issues.
Competition in electricity retailing hasn’t delivered what was promised: lower prices for consumers. The failure is worst in Victoria, the state with the most retailers and the longest experience of deregulation. Profit margins appear to be higher than in other retail sectors – and more...
This research note summarises the methods and results of an analysis of household energy costs for Australia. Energy costs have increased sharply in recent years placing an increasing burden on household living costs. This paper does not attempt to explain the industry drivers of cost...
It seems that you can ask the Coalition government pretty much any question – about plunging polls, Donald Trump, Cory Bernardi or even the weather – and the answer will always be the same: “We’re focused on electricity prices.”
Great. But what exactly is...
This discussion paper seeks comments to inform the review of electricity and gas retail markets in Victoria.
Australia’s homes are notoriously “leaky” – allowing the uncontrolled flow of heat into and out of the building. Our answer has been to put in more and more pumps, in the form of air conditioning. This is often promoted as a feature, rather than an...
Australia's Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel, says he's confident the federal government will accept his advice when he delivers his review into the National Electricity Market next year. His preliminary report released last Friday said an emissions intensity scheme was the best way to address...
The AEMC’s annual report on household price trends looks at what is driving changes in the underlying cost components of household electricity bills. It analyses the competitive market sectors of wholesale generation and retail; the regulated networks sector; and price implications from government environmental policies....