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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

UK gilts shrug off solid retail sales data; 10-year yield falls to 1-week low as coronavirus fear haunts

The United Kingdoms held gains during European trading hours on Thursday even as the countrys January retail sales remained solid and promising, with month -over- month data rising to seven month high of 0.9...

German bunds hold gains as investors monitor coronavirus situation

German bunds held gains during afternoon session on Thursday as traders seek refuge in safe-haven assets on fear that the coronavirus outbreak will slow the global economy. The German 10-year bond yield, which move...

Australian jobless rate lifts to 5.3 pct in January, employment change modest

In a reversal of Decembers move, Australias unemployment rate ticked back up to 5.3 percent in January, while employment rose modestly. The underutilisation rate jumped to a 19-month high. Alongside this, the participation...

Australian bonds surge as January employment data raises prospects of RBA rate cut

Australian bonds surge on Thursday as January disappointing employment data has strengthened the prospects for Reserve Bank of Australia interest rate cut. The yield on Australias benchmark 10-year note, which moves...

Coronavirus impact likely to affect Japan’s export recovery, says Oxford Economics

After exports to China had picked up in previous months, the renewed contraction in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak underscores risks to growth and dents hope for a near-term export recovery, according to the latest...

Politics

US President Donald Trump may give longtime ally Roger Stone a pardon

President Donald Trumps longtime ally Roger Stone finally received his sentencing of 40 months in prison. However, Stone may not stay in prison for a very long time as Trump may likely give him a pardon. Stone was...

US President Donald Trump claims once more that Ivanka Trump is responsible for creating 15 million jobs

President Donald Trump is known for always boasting about his achievements, especially when it comes to the countrys economy. Once again at an event, Trump claimed that his daughter Ivanka Trump was responsible for...

US President Donald Trump fires acting DNI Joseph Maguire, Richard Grenell to assume new position

During the 2016 elections, it was revealed that Russia rigged the votes in Donald Trumps favor. A new report reveals that history may be repeating itself as intelligence officials tip off the House of Russias interference...

Donald Trump, Melania Trump prenup: POTUS, FLOTUS’s divorce arrangement very different from Ivana Trump, Marla Maples

Donald Trump has learned a very important lesson after his divorce from his first wife, Ivana Trump. The POTUS realized how important a prenuptial agreement is so he had one drawn up for Marla Maples and Melania...

Science

NASA: Agency announces its protocol in case of asteroid collision

The chances of the Earth getting struck by an asteroid are always slim but never zero. Recently, space agency NASA revealed that they have a protocol to follow in the event of an asteroid strike. Millions of years ago,...

Asteroids: NASA spots rock traveling Earth-bound at 53,700 miles per hour

US space agency NASA has spotted another asteroid traveling towards the Earths orbit. It now bears wondering if the asteroid will make an unexpected entry into Earth any time soon. Express reports that NASAs asteroid...

Antarctica: Ice dropped down a borehole creates an interesting sound

Antarctica is not usually known as a place to have some fun in, save for influencers who plan on taking a trip. However, scientists have discovered an interesting part about the arctic, such as the sounds that come from...

Aliens: Scientists plan exploring other Earth-like planets in search of alien life

Space agencies all over the world continue to explore what lies beyond Earth and into the cosmos. Now, a group of scientists claims that alien life forms may exist in other exoplanets similar to that of Earth. Over the...

Technology

PS5 launch date uncertain as Sony pulls out from PAX East and GDC 2020

There were previous talks that the PS5 reveal might happen this February. But with less than ten days to go before the month ends, it looks like a March reveal might be the more realistic scenario. Fans hoping for a...

Tesla Model Y’s 315 miles range is made official by EPA

The Tesla Model Y is the next major launch expected from the electric carmaker. The compact crossover vehicle is expected to hit the road very soon, and customers who have ordered the car receives a piece of good news...

‘PUBG Mobile’ Royale Pass Season 12 skins, emotes, and rewards are leaked ahead of next patch’s release

PUBG Mobile players who love looking good while defeating enemies will be delighted that they can now have an idea with the Royale Pass Season 12 items will look like. Aside from that cosmetics, players will have more...

iOS 14 could pave the way for Apple’s new policy on third-party apps

It appears that iPhone and iPad users could be looking at a much bigger change in iOS 14, aside from the usual introduction of new features. The company is rumored to be exploring the possibility of finally allowing its...

AirPods 3 could be cheaper, ‘Lite’ version of the AirPods Pro, report suggests

Apple rarely says anything about an upcoming product until its launch event. However, that has never stopped the rumor mill from speculating on what the tech giant is currently working on. And a known publication has been...
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