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Energy pricing

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Oil prices


Report

Mind the gap: identifying the gap between energy concession eligibility and concessions received

Ensuring low-income consumers receive concessions is direct cost-of-living support to improve affordability of energy bills. This report highlights the gap between those eligible for an energy concession and those receiving this concession on their energy bills.
Discussion paper

Review of consumer protections for future energy services

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) is undertaking a review of the retailer authorisation and exemption frameworks to assess whether the current energy consumer protection framework remains fit for purpose in a transitioning energy market. The AER believes the current regulatory framework will not be fit...
Strategy

Towards energy equity: a strategy for an inclusive energy market

This strategy is focused on reducing barriers to participation, supporting energy consumers experiencing payment difficulty, ensuring the consumer voice is heard in sector reforms, and improving affordability by reducing the cost to serve energy consumers.
Report

Gas inquiry 2017–2025: interim report - July 2022

This is the thirteenth interim report of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) inquiry into gas supply arrangements in Australia. The ACCC has continued its focus on the operation of the East Coast Gas Market, where there are immediate and longer-term concerns.
Report

Australia's net zero energy crisis

The purpose of this report is to estimate the impacts that the closures of six coal-fired power stations could have on wholesale and retail electricity prices by 2030.
Report

Consumer benefits resulting from the AER’s incentive schemes

Energy Networks Australia (ENA) asked HoustonKemp to provide an independent estimate of the consumer benefits that have arisen (and are expected to continue to accrue in future) from networks responding to the incentive schemes that form part of the Australian Energy Regulator (AER’s) overall regulatory...
Policy report

Net zero: agenda 2022

The UK government’s response to the energy price crisis right will be critical to preserving political and public support for net zero policies. This report sets out seven steps the government needs to take – to ensure momentum on climate change is maintained in 2022...
Report

Improving energy bills: final report

The report applies behavioural insights to the design of energy bills. It will inform the Australian Energy Regulator’s development of a new, 'Better Bills Guideline', in order to simplify energy bills so consumers can better understand and manage their energy usage and costs and find...
Report

Energy in New Zealand 21

This publication provides comprehensive information on and analysis of New Zealand's energy supply, demand and prices.
Strategy

Getting to fair: breaking down barriers to essential services

This strategy addresses consumer’s experience of vulnerability and aims to break down the barriers faced when accessing and engaging with essential services.
Report

Regulation for the future: the implications of public purpose for policy and regulation in utilities

This report follows extensive in-depth research and analysis into how utilities can better address the politics of fairness and the environment and makes recommendations for rethinking the regulatory system to deliver fairness for people and planet.
Report

Gas inquiry 2017–2025: interim report - January 2021

This is the tenth interim report of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) inquiry into gas supply arrangements in Australia. The ACCC has continued its focus on the operation of the East Coast Gas Market, where there are immediate and longer-term concerns.
Report

Inquiry into the National Electricity Market: September 2020

This report has been prepared as part of the ACCC's inquiry into the prices, profits and margins in the supply of electricity in the National Electricity Market. The supplementary report sets out recent market developments, including the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on electricity use...
Report

Gas inquiry 2017–2025: interim report - July 2020

This is the ninth interim report of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) inquiry into gas supply arrangements in Australia. The ACCC has continued its focus on the operation of the East Coast Gas Market, where there are immediate and longer-term concerns.
Briefing paper

Why onshore gas will not help manufacturing in the NT

This paper highlights that employment in gas-related manufacturing declined while gas in the Northern Territory was very cheap. Fracked gas will be far more expensive, making petrochemical manufacturing in the Territory unviable without massive taxpayer subsidy.
Report

Victorian energy market report 2018–19

The Victorian energy market report looks into the performance of the market when it comes to the retail energy prices customers are paying, the level of service from energy businesses, and the experience of customers facing or anticipating payment difficulty.
Report

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...
Working paper

New kid on the block? China vs the US in world oil markets

China has recently overtaken the U.S to become the world largest importer of crude oil. In light of this fact, this paper formally compares contributions of demand shocks from China, the U.S and the rest of the world. It finds that China's influence on the...
Report

Victorian energy market report 2017-18

Victorian energy customers continue to face hundreds of confusing offers from energy retailers, hardship programs that aren’t working and ever growing penalties if they’re late in paying their electricity or gas. This annual report provides a summary of the state's energy market in 2017-18.
Report

Emissions trading and electricity sector regulation

An emissions trading system (ETS) is a market-based mechanism that is applied to achieve emissions targets at least cost. By fixing a quantity of emissions (the cap), requiring that companies surrender one allowance for each unit of emissions generated and making the allowance tradable, a...