ECI Director calls for the NEG to get on board the unstoppable renewable energy train

Wednesday 15 August 2018

Below are three media items written by, or quoting Professor Ken Baldwin, Director, Energy Change Institute

The renewable energy train is unstoppable. The NEG needs to get on board, The Conversation. 

On the face of it, the National Energy Guarantee (NEG), adopted as Coalition policy at a party room meeting yesterday, appears to promise the certainty that industry, consumers and experts have desperately sought for the past decade. But beware: there is a renewable energy train coming down the track that is unstoppable.

The NEG cannot stop the train, but it could act as a guide rail to steer it – or even safely accelerate it - by reducing investment risk and lowering the cost of finance for renewable energy projects.

Read the full article, written by Professor Ken Baldwin, here.

What is the NEG? ABC RN Drive

Debate over the National Energy Guarantee has dominated headlines.

But many Australians remain confused about what the NEG actually is.

Professor Ken Baldwin is the Director of the Energy Change Institute at ANU and an expert in physics and engineering, he gave RN Drive an explainer.

Listen here.

Set emissions targets like interest rates, says leading think tank, The Sydney Morning Herald

Emissions targets should be set like interest rates, a leading energy policy think tank says, allowing industry to adapt with notice while removing the need for a future government to pass legislation through a hostile Senate.

The Australian National University's technology neutral Energy Change Institute, which analyses the interaction between economics and carbon-free energy, says the Turnbull government's move to  lock in an emissions target of 26 per cent by 2030 will put up unwieldy legislative barriers to higher emissions targets less than three years before Australia reassesses its Paris commitment.

Read the full article here.

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