Energy Futures Seminar: Can Australia fix its energy mess?

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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 MEI's last Future Energy forum for 2017 to reflect on 2017 and what is needed in 2018.

Event Location: 
Public Lecture Theatre
Old Arts Building, University of Melbourne
Parkville , VIC 3010
Independent Chair, Energy Security Board
Chairperson, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Director - Energy, Grattan Institute
Director, Melbourne Energy Institute