Category Archives: Policy Ideas

Co-design, for an energy future

One of the conclusions from my Churchill Fellowship was that every place will have its own unique energy solutions and we need to do the work of understanding ours. How exactly? is a question I’ve been grappling with for the … Continue reading

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Why I’m joining Tempus Energy

This article first appeared on my LinkedIn blog I’m joining Tempus Energy to develop their business in one of the most interesting electricity markets in the world – South Australia. Many of you know me as a climate change policy … Continue reading

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Good Luck Dr. Finkel

Australia needs an excellent energy review by the Chief Scientist, Dr. Alan Finkel, more so now than ever. It is an unenviable task, and in his Adelaide briefing Dr. Finkel showed he already has his head around the issues and … Continue reading

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Nine inspiring MESSAGES from the 2017 Community Energy Congress

Last week over 600 people attended the 2017 Community Energy Congress in Melbourne. There was a wave of positive energy as delegates from the 90+ community energy groups all around Australia shared insights and worked toward greater levels of local … Continue reading

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Five reasons why we need a broader set of voices to shape our energy transition

The electricity market is a unique complex beast. When we discuss how it must change, it is easy to get drawn into technical issues that rely on detailed knowledge of how the system works. Even inside the system, those across … Continue reading

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Was this Adelaide’s ‘Superstorm Sandy’ moment?

On Wednesday evening a significant storm took out the entire South Australian electricity grid. Most suburbs were blacked out for at least 4 hours, businesses closed and traffic snarled slowly home as it navigated a city in darkness without traffic … Continue reading

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The Rainforest

…as a metaphor for an innovation ecosystem. I can always tell when I should write about a book because I find myself telling people about it before it has even gone cold on my bookshelf. This is one of those … Continue reading

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