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Electricity and Gas Major Publications:

Current trends and perspectives in Australia

Chapter 22 in Local Electricity Markets, Editors: Tiago Pinto, Zita Vale, Steve Widergren, published by Elsevier 2021

There are several different dimensions of energy policy: • exploration and development of coal, gas, petroleum and uranium resources; • export policies; and • policies concerning the transformation delivery and sale of these and other energy sources (principally hydro, wind and solar). It is this third facet that is the prime concern of this chapter.

Modelling, Schmodelling! How to rationalise policies that would destroy the economy

Catallaxy Files, 25 July 2018

In a reprise of the feeding of the 5000 with five loaves and two fish, the Energy Security Board has offered salvation for the Australian economy with the National Energy Guarantee (NEG).

Renewable subsidies: destroyers of low cost electricity supplies

Renewable energy and its replacement of conventional electricity supplies ​ In meeting targets agreed at the 2002 Kyoto Convention, the precursor to the Paris Agreement, Australia, by preventing land clearance, reduced emissions by 100 million tonnes a year of CO2 equivalent. Comprising almost 20 per cent of total emissions, this reduction allowed Australia to claim that there had been a negligible increase over the period 1990-2012, and Australian politicians were able to bask in diplomatic pl

September 2018 conference: The Basic Science of a Changing Climate held in Porto

National Energy Guarantee​

Summary Government policies, largely involving renewable subsidies, have caused Australian electricity costs and prices to escalate and to become among the highest in the world. The NEG shifts the basis of the deleterious subsidy regime to become an emissions intensity scheme or carbon tax. Though ostensibly responsive to the Paris Agreement, the NEG is actually an industry policy proposal designed further to shift Australia to an “inevitable transition to a clean energy future”. On the bas

Submission from the AEF, 6 July 2018

The Finkel Report’s Recommendations on the Future Security of the National Electricity Market: Impacts on the Australian Economy and Australian Consumers

Government actions have brought about vast increases in Australia’s electricity prices. They have done so by distorting the market through subsidies to wind and solar and by introducing measures prejudicial to cheaper and more reliable coal and gas based electricity.

30 June 2017

Submission to the Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market

28 January 2017

The report canvassed different options, but of the seven themes identified as showing a future path, only one of these ”Prices have risen substantially in the past five years” can be said unambiguously to be true. Most of the others are palpably false and even the one correct theme is not necessarily a guide to the future unless the policies that have been pursued over the past 16 years continue to be kept in place

Submission to Senate Committee on Windfarms

Submitted to Senate Committee, 12 January 2015

Introduction and Summary: I confine my remarks to the first of the terms of reference, that which addresses the economic effects of windfarms. These effects work through higher electricity prices and through taxes paid to subsidise windpower’s intrinsically high cos

Efficiency of Different Electricity Jurisdictions’ Residential Supply

November 2013

Submission to the Australian Energy Market Commission’s Review of Retail Electricity Market Trends

Book chapter: Evolution of Australia’s National Electricity Market

Book chapter by Alan Moran and Rajat Sood, Book edited by F. P. Sioshansi, 2013

Book Title: Evolution of Global Electricity Markets

Submission to the Expert Advisers on the National Energy Consumer Advocacy Panel: Proposal for a National Energy Consumer Advocacy Body

April, 2013

Ministers at the Council of Australian Governments meeting on 7 December 2012 sought a paper at which would examine the regulations under which the Consumer Advocacy Panel “allocates grants to ensure it continues to operate in the interests of energy consumers”. The consultants commissioned to address the issue have published an interim report. This expands the scope and size of the proposal as initially envisaged. As announced by the Prime Minister, the new body was have staffing of 9.5 people. The review panel has upped this to 15 Full Time Equivalents with a budget of $5-7 million a year to cover:

Book Chapter: Is it possible to have it both ways?

Book edited by F.P.Sioshansi, Published by Butterworth Heinemann, 2011

Book Title: Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

Book Chapter: Stabilizing World CO2 Emissions: A Bridge Too Far?

Book edited by F.P. Sioshansi, Published 2009

Book Title: Generating electricity in a carbon constrained world


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