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David Blowers

David Blowers

David has extensive experience developing both energy and broader public policy in both Australia and the UK. He has spent the past three years working on energy and earth resources policy for the Victorian State Government, where he recently led the review of the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target scheme.

David has a Bachelor degree in Economics (Hons) from the University of Hull and a Masters degree in Economics of the European Union from the University of Exeter.

A high price for policy failure: the ten-year story of spiralling electricity bills

Jan 02, 2018 05:34 am UTC| Insights & Views

Politicians are told never to waste a good crisis. Australias electricity sector is in crisis, or something close to it. The nations first-ever statewide blackout, in South Australia in September 2016, was followed by...

Time for pragmatism, not panic, for the electricity market

Sep 11, 2017 08:44 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

There was a familiar kneejerk reaction to last weeks announcement by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) that there are risks to our electricity supply after the scheduled closure of the Liddell coal-fired power...

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...

Climate Change Series

One day we won't need a Renewable Energy Target, because we'll have good climate policy

Apr 14, 2016 00:55 am UTC| Insights & Views Nature

Australias Renewable Energy Target (RET) has had a rough time in recent years. After a 2014 government review recommended it be abolished, both major parties eventually agreed to downsize the RET in 2015. But even with...

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Economy

SK hynix to retain investment in Kioxia as it eyes Intel's NAND unit

South Koreas No. 2 chipmaker SK hynix Inc., has no plan to retrieve its investment in Japanese semiconductor firm Kioxia Holdings Corp. amid speculation it may sell its stake to fund its acquisition of Intel Corp.s NAND...

Renesas to resume production at fire-damaged plant by April 19

Renesas Electronics Corp. will resume production lines halted by a March 19 fire at its main plant in Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, on April 19. But the company expects it will take until at least late June before shipments...

KT to offer music streaming service, distribute K-pop music in Vietnam

South Korean telecom giant KT Corp. has clinched a deal with Vietnam Television Cable to develop a music streaming platform and cooperate in K-pop music distribution and the management of intellectual property in...

LG Display expected to rank 5th in TV panel shipments this year

South Koreas LG Display Co is expected to rank fifth in this years global TV panel market with a 9.3 percent share, with shipments projected to reach 25 million units in 2021, up from 23.6 million units from 2020,...

Airlines suspend 737 MAX jets from service after Boeing's electrical fault warning

Boeings warning of a possible electrical fault in the production of some of its planes prompted Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, and United Airlines to suspend the use of more than 60 of their 737 MAX jets. The...

Politics

Donald Trump backs Ron Johnson for 2022 elections

Former President Donald Trump is keen on maintaining his influence over the Republican Party and determined to back candidates he deems have been loyal to him. Trump made another endorsement today for GOP Senator Ron...

Kamala Harris immigration: House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy demands VP address capture of Yemeni terrorists from Mexico

The situation at the southern border is one of the challenges the Biden-Harris administration is currently facing with Republicans ready to criticize the Democratic leaders for the response to the influx of migrants at the...

Joe Biden announces limited executive actions on gun control following mass shootings

Two mass shootings have already occurred in the US, increasing calls for gun control or reform. Joe Biden has announced half-dozen executive actions in response to the gun violence that is plaguing the country. Speaking...

Donald Trump twitter ban: Twitter says National Archives not allowed to make ex-POTUS' tweets public

Following the January 6 riots at the Capitol, former President Donald Trump has been permanently suspended from most major social media platforms, most notably Twitter. However, compared to the posts of his predecessors...

Science

Feeding cows a few ounces of seaweed daily could sharply reduce their contribution to climate change

Methane is a short-lived but powerful greenhouse gas and the second-largest contributor to climate change after carbon dioxide. And the majority of human-induced methane emissions comes from livestock. About 70% of...

Researchers have grown 'human embryos' from skin cells. What does that mean, and is it ethical?

Researchers have successfully grown model versions of early human embryos by reprogramming cells from human skin. The breakthrough potentially opens up new ways to study the earliest phases of human development, learn more...

Artemis: how ever changing US space policy may push back the next Moon landing

Harrison Schmitt and Eugene Cernan blasted off from the Taurus-Littrow valley on the Moon in their lunar module Challenger on December 14 1972. Five days later, they splashed down safely in the Pacific, closing the Apollo...

As the Perseverance rover lands on Mars, there's a lot we already know about Mars from meteorites found on Earth

NASAs Perseverance rover successfully touched down on Mars this morning, and has already begun beaming back images. But people might be surprised to learn there have been another 48 missions to the red planet so far. Of...

Transparent wood is coming, and it could make an energy-efficient alternative to glass

Wood is an ancient material humans have been using for millions of years, for the construction of housing, ships and as a source of fuel for burning. Its also a renewable source, and one way to capture excess carbon...

Technology

Nikola Tesla: 5G network could realise his dream of wireless electricity, a century after experiments failed

At the height of his career, the pioneering electrical engineer Nikola Tesla became obsessed with an idea. He theorised that electricity could be transmitted wirelessly through the air at long distances either via a...

Facebook removes 16,000 groups for fake reviews

Facebook Inc removed 16,000 groups for selling or buying fake reviews of products and services on its platforms, after a second prompt by UKs competition watchdog CMA. CMA Chief Executive Andrea Coscelli said that the...

E3 2021 has ‘early commitments’ from Xbox and Nintendo, but not Sony PlayStation

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, more widely known as E3, is confirmed to come back this year. While several major video game companies are sure to present at the trade shows, some big names are still unlikely to...

Twitter, Snap invest in India's version of TikTok

Snap and Twitter joined other investors in pouring $502 million into Indias Mohalla Tech, the operator of TikTok-like app Moj and social media platform ShareChat. The funding round, which was led by investment firms...

LG smartphones to get OS updates for 3 years after company closure

LG Electronics will offer software upgrades for three years to its premium smartphone users and for up to two years to owners of its budget handsets. Users of LG Velvet and LG Wing smartphones that were launched last...
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