Melbourne Energy Institute

Audio podcast

Security and stability in the NEM: energy futures seminar

Dr Alan Finkel and a panel of experts discussing the recently released 'Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market', with an emphasis on achieving security, reliability, cost and emissions objectives for the NEM.

A review of current and future methane emissions from Australian unconventional oil and gas production

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 reporting of...

Switching off gas: an examination of declining gas demand in eastern Australia

Examines the future of domestic gas across the interconnected eastern-Australian gas market. Executive Summary Following on from our research into “domestic gas” demand specific to New South Wales, the University of Melbourne Energy Institute (MEI) have examined the future of domestic gas across the entire...

The dash from gas: could demand in New South Wales fall to half?

This paper argues that gas demand in New South Wales could fall to as much as half within ten years, meaning that gas investments being made now might never pay off. Overview Network costs often make up the largest part of a consumer’s gas or...