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Tony Wood

Tony Wood

Program Director, Energy, Grattan Institute

Tony has deep experience in the energy sector. He worked at Origin Energy for 11 years, and was an adviser to the first Garnaut climate change review. He is also program director of Clean Energy Projects at the Clinton Foundation.

The government can restrain electricity prices without threatening to break up power companies. Its adviser says so

Dec 16, 2018 13:17 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law

Who wouldnt want cheaper power? And who wouldnt enjoy a bit of a stoush between the big bad generators and the government, trying to break them up on our behalf? Even if it was largely tangential to keeping prices...

State governments can transform Australia’s energy policy from major fail to reliable success

Nov 04, 2018 14:29 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy Law

This week were exploring the state of nine different policy areas across Australias states, as detailed in Grattan Institutes State Orange Book 2018. Read the other articles in the series here. Energy policy in...

Despite the charged atmosphere, Frydenberg and Finkel have the same goal for electricity

Oct 10, 2017 05:36 am UTC| Insights & Views

Globally in the past seven years, the cost of wind-powered generation has more than halved. Domestically, solar PV costs have dropped more than 50%. By 2020, costs of battery technologies are expected to fall 40-60% and...

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

Mar 14, 2017 07:13 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The energy sector was supposed to be the showcase for privatisation and market deregulation. Yet in 2017, this premise is being sorely tested no more so than in electricity retailing, where competition has failed to...

Climate Change Series

Emissions trading for electricity is the sensible way forward

Dec 09, 2016 03:47 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The preliminary report from the Finkel Review of electricity market security will be presented to COAG today. Leaked versions indicate that the report notes the urgent need for long-term policy certainty on climate change...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries remain steady ahead of 7-year auction, initial jobless claims

The U.S. Treasuries steadied during Thursdays afternoon session ahead of todays 7-year auction, scheduled to be held today at 17:00GMT. Investors will also be tracking the countrys initial jobless claims, also due for...

German bunds remain flat amid silent trading session ahead of ECB’s De Guindos’ speech

The German bunds remained flat during European trading session Thursday amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance ahead of European Central Bank (ECB) Vice President De Guindos...

PBoC likely to be prudent in order to control macro leverage, likelihood of RRR cut before June diminishes: ANZ Research

The Peoples Bank of China (PBoC) is expected to remain more prudent in order to control macro leverage going forward, thus diminishing the likelihood of a cut in the required reserve rate (RRR) for all commercial banks...

JGBs close mixed after BoJ pledges to keep interest rate ultra-low, inflation target seems far-fetched

The Japanese government bonds remained mixed at the time of closing Thursday after the Bank of Japan (BoJ) pledged to keep the benchmark interest rate at an ultra-low level at least around the spring of 2020, amid ongoing...

USD/INR likely to rally through 70 temporarily amid a broad dollar strength, says Scotiabank

The USD/INR currency pair is expected to rally through 70 temporarily amid a broad dollar strength, according to the latest research report from Scotiabank; however, it also remains still moderately bullish on the INR on...

Politics

Vladimir Putin Critic Calls Russian President ‘F***wit’ Online, Gets Fined for 30,000 Rubles

Calling Vladimir Putin names can really cost a hefty amount of money. A 34-year-old man in Russia becomes one of the first people to be penalized for unfavorable remarks on the Russian President. A local court ordered him...

Melania Trump, Donald Trump Problems: ‘Forced’ Holding Hands at Easter Event Suggests Rumored Fight Not Over Yet?

Melania Trump and Donald Trump are once again being rumored having some issues as a married couple. After an alleged dinner fight at Mar-a-Lago, a body language expert reports there were red flags during their appearance...

Vladimir Putin Salary: Over 50 Percent Decline Seen in Russian President’s Pay From 2017 to 2018

Vladimir Putin, as the president of Russia, is regarded as one of the most influential leaders of the world. With that comes the scrutinizing of eyes of critics and his citizens on whatever money he has on the bank. And...

Melania Trump’s Spokeswoman Calls Vogue’s Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour ‘Small-Minded’ After Stating FLOTUS Will Never Be on Mag’s Cover

Melania Trump was snubbed and rejected by Vogues editor-in-chief Anna Wintour when the latter vowed that the FLOTUS will never find herself on the cover of their famed magazine again. The First Lady responded to such...

Donald Trump Reveals He Spoke With Pope Francis, Emmanuel Macron to Offer Sympathy and Help on Notre Dame Cathedral’s Restoration

Donald Trump revealed on Wednesday that he was able to speak to Pope Francis and French President Emmanuel Macron and expressed his condolences for the Notre Dame Cathedral fire. The President of the United States said...

Science

HIV/AIDS Cure 2019: Patients Confirmed in HIV Remission Spark Hope That Epidemic Can be Cured

HIV/AIDS cure is still elusive but the first half of 2019 has already been promising in this field. A second patient was confirmed to have been in HIV remission for about two years since having a bone marrow transplant a...

Cancer Cure 2019: Cow Urine Heals Breast Cancer, Claims Aspiring Indian Politician; Aims to Promote Its Use Once Elected

Scientists are still working on developing a cancer cure but Indias aspiring politician Sadhvi Pragya it can be found in cow urine. She maintains that it is what healed her breast cancer. Cancer cure is one of the...

Cancer Cure: Latest Development in Improving Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer Reported

The World Health Organization lists cancer as the second most deadly diseases worldwide. In 2018 alone, around 9.6 million people reportedly passed away due to cancer-related causes. One of the possible reasons why the...

HIV/AIDS Cure 2019: Researchers Eye Clinical Trials for ‘All-in-One’ Treatment That Can 'Kick and Kill' Virus

There is still a very long way to go before the world actually sees an ultimate cure for HIV. But significant developments are being reported almost every day. One of the most recent good news came from the researchers of...

Can bacteria help us prevent salt damage to concrete roads and bridges?

Bacteria, which have been working for millennia as natures stonemasons, could soon be enlisted to help neutralize the destructive effects of road salt. According to the Transportation Research Board, it takes about 10...

Technology

‘The Elder Scrolls 6’ Possible Release Date: 2024 Launch Foreshadowed in Earlier Interview With Bethesda Exec?

Bethesda Game Studios has been mum about the release date window of The Elder Scrolls 6. But eagle-eyed fans might have cracked the companys pattern. Also, an executive officer might have already given away a significant...

OnePlus 7 Pro Release Date, Latest News, Update: Why Upcoming Device Will Cost Significantly More than Its Predecessor

The OnePlus 7 Pro is going to be launched on May 14 and fans of the smartphone series cant wait to see if the rumors are true. The Shenzhen-based company has long established the fact that its smartphones are going to pack...

‘Death Stranding’ Release Date, Latest News, Update: Hideo Kojima’s Anticipated Title Might be Two Years Away

Death Stranding is perhaps one of the most baffling titles ever to grace the gaming community. Even with multiple trailers being released, no one actually knows what the game is about. As far as everyone can tell, Death...

‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’ Release Date, Latest News, Update: How the Game is Looking So Far

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is the upcoming mobile game by Niantic, the same studio that released Pokemon: GO. As of this writing, theres still no news when the exact release date of the game, although hints are pointing...

'Fortnite' Latest News, Update: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Tie-In Proves Game’s Advertising Prowess, Ultimate Marketing Tool?

Video games have been used to promote movies for a long time, but the industry has never had anything like Fortnite to work with. The sheer marketing power of this Battle Royale title is becoming more and more apparent to...
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