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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 tad higher in muted trading session ahead of Fed’ last policy meeting of 2018

The U.S. Treasuries remained tad higher during late afternoon session Monday amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance. However, all eyes are on the Feds announcements on Wednesday....

German bunds remain narrowly mixed after Eurozone November CPI disappoints, trade balance rises

The German bunds remained narrowly mixed during European session Monday after the Eurozones consumer price inflation (CPI) for the month of November disappointed market investors, while the rise in trade balance offset the...

Singapore’s NODX slumps in November; 2019 to kick-start with more subdued external growth environment: OCBC Bank

Singapores non-oil domestic exports (NODX) slumped by 2.6 percent y/y (-4.2 percent m/m sa) during the month of November, marking the first y/y contraction since March this year. This is worse than expectations for 0...

INR, IDR, THB likely to weaken abruptly in response general election headlines in respective economies: Scotiabank

The Indian rupee, Indonesian rupiah and Thailand baht is expected to weaken abruptly in response to the headlines on the general election in India, Indonesia and Thailand due April/May, April 17 and February 24...

JGBs gain on first trading day ahead of November trade balance data, BoJ’s monetary policy decision

The Japanese government bonds gained on the first trading day of the week Monday as investors wait to watch the countrys trade balance data for the month of November, scheduled to be released on November 18 by 23:50GMT....

Politics

Melania Trump 2018: FLOTUS Allegedly Worried Donald Trump’s Health Is Badly Affected by Stress

As the First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump is expected to worry about many things concerning the initiatives and advocacies that her office supports. However, a recent report claims that she is also preoccupied...

WhatsApp skewed Brazilian election, proving social media's danger to democracy

Misinformation via social media was probably the main winner in Brazils October 2018 election, playing a troubling role in boosting far-right Congressman Jair Bolsonaro to presidency. Bolsonaro did not win 55 percent of...

Neoliberalism has led to a crisis in care – and we urgently need to solve it

Infant mortality is on the rise in the UK, while life expectancy for both men and women has stalled and is even dropping in some areas. In 2017, the number of homeless families and individuals placed in temporary...

Ramaphosa is missing an economic policy. What needs to be in it

As the entrails of the era under South Africas former president Jacob Zuma continue to be exposed each day before a commission set up to investigate corruption, so the country witnesses the consolidation of the political...

Law and order is no get-out-of-jail card for floundering politicians

With confidence in politicians at an all-time low, it would be easy to assume criminal law-making is only ever about law and order bidding and winning elections. For example, when it emerged that Hassan Khalif Shire Ali...

Science

Proteins reveal intricate details about life under the microscope

People have always been fascinated by life. We dream about revealing all its mysteries and are even searching other planets trying to find some forms of life there. Philosophies around the world have tried to define and...

How researchers assess whether medications work

This article is in the series This is research, where we ask academics to share and discuss open access articles that reveal important aspects of science. Todays piece explains how clinical trials assess drug...

These 'useless' quirks of evolution are actually evidence for the theory

Evolution is a fascinating field but can be rife with misunderstanding. One misconception is that evolution has some innate sense of direction or purpose. In reality, evolution is a mindless, plan-free phenomenon, driven...

Curious Kids: How does the Moon, being so far away, affect the tides on Earth?

This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children. You can send your question to [email protected] You might also like the podcast Imagine This, a co-production between ABC KIDS listen and The...

Time travel is possible – but only if you have an object with infinite mass

The concept of time travel has always captured the imagination of physicists and laypersons alike. But is it really possible? Of course it is. Were doing it right now, arent we? We are all traveling into the future one...

Technology

‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ Release Date, Spoilers, Latest News & Updates: Alleged Theft Leads to Leaking of Gameplay Plot

Leaked images, plot, and all sorts of information have, unfortunately, become a common thing in the gaming industry. The latest victim is the upcoming title Kingdom Hearts 3 that still has more than a month left before its...

“GTA 6” Release Date, Latest News & Update: Possible Cities Where Sixth Installment Can Take Place

GTA 6 is still in development at the moment and it seems Rockstar Games are mapping out where exactly they want the narrative to take place. Right now, the studio hasnt announced anything about the title and that has been...

‘Final Fantasy VII: Remake’ Release Date, Latest News & Update: Reimagining to Come Out in December 2019?

Final Fantasy VII: Remake is speculated to hit the shelves sometime between 2020 and 2022. However, fans who have been religiously waiting for the title have been shocked that the game could very well come out as early as...

How Twitter got blindsided by India’s still-toxic caste system

Twitter chief Jack Dorseys first visit to India had been going so well. He got to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi (an avid Tweeter with 44.5 million followers), King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan (36.8 million followers),...

What moves markets more, Twitter or traditional news?

Can a single tweet make a countrys currency depreciate by 16%? Apparently it did on August 10, when Donald Trump tweeted that US tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminium would rise sharply. Amid 36,100 retweets, and calls by...
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