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Shock to the system

Tuesday 18 February 2014, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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03 8664 7099
inquiries@slv.vic.gov.au
Registration from 5.45pm
Village Roadshow Theatrette
Entry 3, La Trobe St
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Governing will almost certainly become a lot harder in the next 20 years. At this Policy Pitch seminar Grattan Institute’s Energy Program team will highlight some of the most pressing problems facing the Australian electricity sector.

Falling demand for electricity has been a continuing trend for a number of years. The trend has major implications for the value of assets in the energy sector. It raises questions such as:

  •  why is demand falling and how will it change the electricity system?
  • what are the consequences for policy makers and for consumers?
  • who will pay for the lost value of surplus assets?
Speakers
  • Tony Wood: Energy Program Director, Grattan Institute
  • Lucy Carter: Energy Fellow, Grattan Institute
  • Rob Gell: Environmental scientist and fellow of the Royal Geographic Society
Reading list

Interested in delving deeper into this subject? We have prepared a reading list for you!

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The Policy Pitch is a joint initiative of the State Library of Victoria and Grattan Institute to provide a public interest series on key policy themes. These free public seminars will offer lively, intelligent and thoughtful debate.