Energy pricing


8 Oct 2019

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...


5 Sep 2019

This report provides a high-level retrospective analysis of energy affordability in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and Tasmania, covering the past three years, with a focus on energy affordability for low income households.


27 Aug 2019

This issue contains some new graphs that show the nation's energy transition over the more than twenty years since the National Electricity Market was launched, in December 1998. In addition, this report has a particular focus on South Australia, where the transition is most advanced....

Discussion paper

8 Aug 2019

This consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) presents options to improve transparency in the eastern and northern Australian gas markets.


26 Jul 2019

The Electricity Update presents data on electricity demand, electricity supply, and electricity generation emissions in the National Electricity Market (NEM), plus electricity demand in the South West Interconnected System (SWIS). This issue takes a more detailed look at the growth of new generation in each...


24 Jul 2019

Proposed rules for managing energy demand could potentially lower prices and reduce blackout risk, but there are reasons to be skeptical.

Discussion paper

8 Jul 2019

Australian energy companies and regulators claim that introducing 'time of use' pricing will benefit consumers and move their consumption to times when the network is less congested. On closer examination, further adoption will impose increased costs on households and appears more likely to increase the...


2 Jul 2019

This research reveals that despite Angus Taylor’s claims that Australia’s total emissions are going down, Australia’s total emissions in the past year are likely to have increased, with Australia’s gas and coal industries the significant drivers of those rising emissions.


20 Jun 2019

The AEMC has published this final report that proposes a package of law and rule changes to update the regulatory frameworks for embedded networks. Once implemented, the proposed framework will result in better protections and access to more competitive retail offers for consumers in embedded...


18 Jun 2019

The ACCC promotes, monitors and enforces compliance with the Competition and Consumer (Industry Code—Electricity Retail) Regulations 2019 (the Code). As part of this role, the ACCC has published this guide for electricity retailers. The code comes into force on 1 July 2019.


30 May 2019

This research shows that ongoing investment in renewable energy generation by companies and households continues to reduce Australia’s electricity sector emissions, even without adequate national climate and energy policy.


A joint consultation of the UK Government, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland
2 May 2019

This consultation report includes questions relevant to a linked or standalone UK emissions trading system or a tax on carbon.

Policy report

26 Apr 2019

National Party policy document outlining their plans to lower energy costs for Australian small businesses.


24 Apr 2019

This updated research shows that medium to large rooftop solar systems are taking off, contributing with other solar and wind energy to the jump from 10% to 15% of the energy supplied to the grid over the last year.


29 Mar 2019

This report is the first for the ACCC’s new electricity monitoring inquiry. It sets out how the ACCC will monitor the supply of retail and wholesale electricity in Queensland, NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, and the ACT.


28 Mar 2019

New Zealand’s electricity is secure and affordable. Renewable energy has flourished in a system that for more than 30 years has operated at arm’s length from elected governments – until now. This report outlines what New Zealand should do – and what it must avoid...


21 Mar 2019

Welcome to the March 2019 issue of the NEEA Electricity Update, with data updated to the end of February 2019. The Electricity Update presents data on electricity demand, electricity supply, and electricity generation emissions in the National Electricity Market (NEM), plus electricity demand in the...


1 Mar 2019

The Clean Energy Regulator has today published the 2018 certificate shortfall list and large scale generation certificate market update - February 2019 following final surrender by liable entities for the 2018 assessment year.

Across both the Large-scale Renewable Energy Target and Small-scale Renewable Energy...


27 Feb 2019

The Australia Institute’s Climate and Energy Program has released the latest National Energy Emissions Audit for the electricity sector covering the month of January 2019.


26 Feb 2019

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.



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