Roger Dargaville


Australia’s power advantage energy transition and hydrogen export scenarios

This paper focuses on issues around the rapid deployment of renewables in Australia as an essential part of a cost-efficient transition to a net-zero emissions economy.

We need a national renewables approach, or some states – like NSW – will miss out

There are plenty of arguments for states pursuing their own renewable energy targets, not least because they can fill the policy vacuum left at the national level.

Hazelwood's closure won't affect power prices as much as you might think

The ongoing uncertainty over the future of the Hazelwood power station in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley has raised the prospect that the ageing generator will be shut down in the near future. The power station has a nameplate capacity of 1.6 gigawatts, which represents 22% of...

What caused South Australia’s state-wide blackout?

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 generators...