International Energy Agency gives Australia low marks for energy policy

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released its first detailed analysis of Australian energy market in five years. It is not complimentary. Australia’s energy policy, it says, is uncoordinated and falling behind the rest of the world on many measures. The IEA is not given to overstatement. It is an OECD agency established in 1974 […]

National Electricity Market ‘broken’ – Tasmania wants out

The National Electricity Market (NEM) is under fire from many quarters. A new parliamentary report has criticised many aspects of its operation, and now Tasmania’s Liberal Government has said that if returned to office after the 3 March election it will withdraw the state entirely from the NEM by 20121. Tasmania, which has abundant hydroelectric […]

States jolted over slow power reforms

By Julian Bajkowski Energy suppliers have accused state governments across Australia of failing to execute key electricity market reforms which they claim are essential to rein-in soaring prices for consumers and businesses. The peak industry group the Energy Supply Association of Australia has launched a stinging report card on the performance of individual states’ electricity […]


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