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Articles by Tony Wood

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Why the free market hasn't slashed power prices (and what to do about it)

Why the free market hasn’t slashed power prices (and what to do about it)

The energy sector was supposed to be the showcase for privatisation and market deregulation. Yet competition has failed to deliver on its promise of lower prices for customers.

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The real lesson from SA electricity 'crisis': we need better climate policy

The real lesson from SA electricity ‘crisis’: we need better climate policy

South Australia’s electricity shock exposed an emerging conflict between Australia’s climate policies and the demands of our energy market.

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Australian aluminium outgunned by cheap, coal-free rivals

Australian aluminium outgunned by cheap, coal-free rivals

Australia’s aluminium smelters once benefited from cheap, long-term electricity deals. But lately there have been big – and generally bad – changes.