The era of cheap gas proves fleeting, with international gas prices surging back to record high levels.
The work on market reform by the ESB mostly illustrates the need for an even more forward looking structure for the future.
For energy market analysts, it’s not so much about what happened in 2020, but what it means for 2021 and beyond that’s of interest.
Federal Coalition could try to regain credibility with an EV strategy, and its failure to do so is probably the single dumbest thing it has done.
The Federal government’s lack of policy has destroyed significant functionality of the National Electricity Market, and there is a growing risk of disorderly coal closures.
AGL faces years of declining profits, so perhaps it is time to consider a split of the company into two, clean and thermal.
We now estimate that Australia’s main grid will be around 45% renewable as early as 2025, and that spells bad news for some coal generators.
Community battery storage could make Australia’s networks smarter and cheaper, and bring their technology into the same century as the clean energy transition.
China is the world’s biggest producer of energy-intensive products, but it has higher than average energy costs and will be stuck with these until it gets out of coal.
Weighing the case for a new link to Mt Isa, and the push into renewable micro-grids for other remote consumers in north Queensland.