The independence of regulators is constantly under stress. This report provides practical advice on how to address stress points and protect economic regulators from undue influence, drawing on the experience of over 80 regulators that participate in the OECD Network of Economic Regulators.
This report provides an accessible review of the transmission and distribution networks and energy retail markets in eastern and southern Australia over 2019 and the early months of 2020.
As part of the series OECD Best Practice Principles for Regulatory Policy, this report extends and elaborates on principles highlighted in the 2012 Recommendation of the Council on Regulatory Policy and Governance.
Internationally, there is a trend towards end users procuring electricity from offsite Renewable Energy (RE) facilities located at physical premises distinct from the point of end use. In 2015, end user Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) in the United States underpinned more new wind capacity than...
Plug and Play 2: Enabling distributed generation through effective grid connection standards is the second report for this project. It follows a consultation paper released in February 2017, titled Plug and Play: Facilitating grid connection of low emissions technologies.
While the NDIS promises to improve the lives of more than 400,000 Australians with a disability, the scheme has been marred by a range of implementation challenges. In particular, there has been much concern over 'thin' markets. This report draws together the international literature on...
Good practice report on the cultural and creative sectors’ export and internationalisation support strategies
This report builds on and complements the already rather extensive literature on the potential of cultural and creative sectors in the European Union.
This report has been valuable in identifying potential barriers to competition and its impacts on consumers in the Victorian and NSW gas markets. Gas consumer advocates in Victoria and NSW have generally not been deeply engaged in policy and regulatory debates in this complex and...
Talk of ‘platforms’ – or the ‘sharing economy’ – sometimes seems to be ubiquitous. But how significant is this model, and what kinds of policy and regulatory issues is it raising?
Self examines the basic criteria of welfare economics and argues thal there is no necessary disrepancy between economic and social goals.