The Federal Government’s new flagship energy and climate policy, the National Energy Guarantee, is undergoing consultation across Australia’s State and Territory Governments ahead of a final design being presented to the Council of Australian Governments (CoAG)’s Energy Council in August 2018. Across a series of articles and analysis, Energetics considers the wide-ranging implications of the NEG’s two principal mechanisms: the emissions reduction and reliability requirements.
Cost of new power generationIssued: March 2018
In the first of the three-part series written by Dr Gordon Weiss, he examines the evolution of Australia’s electricity system to 2050, the decarbonisation of electricity generation in Australia and the role of policy-makers along the way.
Addressing issues of reliability with renewable energy sourcesIssued: March 2018
In part two of three-part series, Dr Gordon Weiss considers the question of firming variable renewable generation over an extended period when ‘the sun doesn’t shine, and the wind doesn’t blow’.
Finding a pathway to achieving our Paris Climate commitments through low carbon energy generationIssued: March 2018
In final installment of series, Dr Gordon Weiss considers improving efficient and productive use of electricity, and the effect this might have on national emissions.
Dr Gordon Weiss has also written a complementary article that outlines the implications of Australia’s evolving electricity supply and generation mix for policy makers and businesses.
Policy implicationsIssued: April 2018
Policy implications have also been discussed by Energetics' experts. Louis Kent's article 'The indirect impacts of the NEG on WA' outlines the potential issues WA businesses could face if the Safeguard Mechanism is to bridge the gap. While Olivia Kember's article 'What more do we know about the NEG' comments on the report from the Energy Security Board that discusses the shape and form of the National Energy Guarantee, including the emissions requirements and the reliability requirements.