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Energy Insiders Podcast: Covid-19 and the electricity grid

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Is there a better way to respond to Covid-19? Economist Matt Grudnoff on why the government stimulus package should lock in secondary benefits, the type you get from renewables.

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Is there a better way to respond to Covid-19? Economist Matt Grudnoff from The Australia Institute on why the government stimulus package should lock in secondary benefits, the type you get from renewables.

Grudnoff argues that rather than simply handing out money (much of which is needed), governments need also look at investments that have long term benefits. In the Depression, this included tidal pools that are still in use, and now it could include rooftop solar on social housing, and accelerating the energy transition and EV charging infrastructure.

Also on this week’s podcast: the wash-up from COAG, demand changes in the NEM, and the need for infrastructure to unlock the huge wind and solar resources in north Queensland.

You can find previous editions of the Energy Insiders Podcast here, or on your favourite podcast platform.

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