Energy Futures Seminar: Can Australia fix its energy mess?
Public Lecture Theatre
Old Arts Building
The University of Melbourne
Parkville VIC 3010
Energy policy in 2017 has been constantly in the media headlines, driven by the reality of the impact of high prices and security uncertainty and the ongoing, intense politicisation of energy and climate change policy.
The ACCC has delivered major reports during the year, including its Preliminary Report on its Electricity Supply and Prices Inquiry. The Energy Security Board was appointed by the COAG Energy Council and has made a big impact through its recommendation to Minister Frydenberg for a National Energy Guarantee.
We may be poised for a rare outbreak of bipartisanship and real progress on energy policy in 2018, or a depressing continuation of current trends that delivers the worst outcomes. Join the chair of the Energy Security Board, Kerry Schott, and the chair of the ACCC, Rod Sims, in our last Future Energy forum for 2017 to reflect on 2017 and what we need in 2018.
Dr Kerry Schott AO - Independent Chair, Energy Security Board
Rod Sims - Chairperson, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Tony Wood - Director, Energy, Grattan Institute
Prof. Michael Brear - Director, Melbourne Energy Institute