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Lucy Percival

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Power play: how governments can better direct Australia’s electricity market

This report argues that the federal government should abandon its current approach of ‘big stick’ threats to the major energy companies. Instead, it should help get the electricity market back on the right track by providing clear, rules-based policies to better manage investments in transmission...
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Keep calm and carry on: managing electricity reliability

Increasing renewable generation does create challenges for managing the power system. But energy market authorities have taken significant steps since the SA blackout to ready the grid ready for a future with much more wind and solar generation. This report identifies further necessary reforms.
Commentary

Policy overload: why the ACCC says household solar subsidies should be abolished

Australia's consumer watchdog has concluded that rooftop solar incentives have distorted the market unfairly for those who cannot afford solar panels, and has recommended the scheme ends ten years early.
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Mostly working: Australia’s wholesale electricity market

High electricity prices are here to stay, according to this Grattan Institute report, that calls on politicians to tell Australians the truth about the future of energy costs.