National Energy Guarantee (NEG)

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Audio interview

Do we need the National Energy Guarantee?

New modelling by the energy advisory firm RepuTex shows Australia is set to beat its emisisons targets under what it calls a "do nothing" scenario, suggesting the NEG could be redundant.
Report

Saved by the bench: how the Senate crossbench saved Australia’s renewable energy industry

This research shows the Senate crossbench safeguarded $23.4 billion worth of investment in renewable energy from 2013–2018, when it prevented the Coalition Government from abolishing three renewable energy policies (the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, ARENA and the Renewable Energy Target).
Report

Tackling climate change and energy affordability for low-income households

Modelling in this report shows that Australia can tackle energy affordability and reduce carbon emissions at the same time, but Energy Intensive Trade Exposed Industries (EITEs) must be included.
Discussion paper

The price of uncertainty: economic modelling and the National Energy Guarantee

Despite the historic inaccuracy of electricity demand and price forecasting, even in the absence of significant policy change, once again economic modelling is being used to make forecasts about the impact of changes in energy policy on the long run price of electricity in Australia.
Commentary

What’s your state’s position at the crucial National Energy Guarantee meeting?

As energy ministers head into a crucial meeting with their federal counterpart Josh Frydenberg, this state-by-state guide compares their various stances on the future of the National Energy Guarantee.
Report

National Energy Emissions Audit: electricity update - August 2018

This audit shows that current NEG modelling will effectively create an investment cliff for the otherwise booming renewables sector, with no investment in further renewable energy generation after 2021.
Report

National Energy Emissions Audit special update - July 2018

This report argues that AEMO’s modelling results show that, with efficient planning of and investment in the most efficient mix of network services, it will be quite possible to ensure that the electricity supply system of the NEM remains secure and reliable, and do so...
Commentary

On the National Energy Guarantee, it's Libs versus Libs (and Nats)

If the government offers Labor a deal it can accept, it will be rejected by the Coalition’s backbench. It’s hard to escape the obvious conclusion.
Commentary

Could the NEG bring down power prices? It’s hard to be confident that it will

The final design of the National Energy Guarantee promises that the policy will drive down power prices. But there is precious little evidence for this assertion.
Policy report

National Energy Guarantee: final detailed design - Commonwealth elements

This paper outlines the detailed design of the Commonwealth elements of the National Energy Guarantee (NEG), including feedback received from stakeholders during consultation on the draft design.