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Seminar | Future Energy: Governance change in Australia's renewable electricity transition


The first in the 2019 seminar series exploring key current issues in Australia's future energy

Start Date

5 Mar 2019 1:00 pm

End Date

5 Mar 2019 2:00 pm


Room 405, Centenary Building, Sandy Bay campus

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Carl Tideman presenting

In this first event for 2019 in the Future Energy seminar series, Mr Carl Tideman from the ANU presented "Governance change in Australia's renewable electricity transition"

Presentation Slides (PDF 664KB)

Carl spoke about his work so far, including the politics surrounding the energy trilemma and how it has been used to justify a delay in national level policy; behind the meter battery storage subsidies; the inequity and promotion of household solar PV in Australia; and finally, changing governance structures in the face of high penetrations of distributed energy resources.

Carl is a PhD candidate at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the ANU. His thesis is titled "The role of Australian governments in addressing the energy trilemma" and explores Federal, state/territory, and local government attempts to address energy security, affordability and equity, and emissions reduction in the electricity sector. The thesis draws on a number of case studies including the ACT's recent battery support program, and the small-scale Renewable Energy Target and Feed in Tariffs.

Future Energy is a research group at the University of Tasmania, established in 2018, which brings together expertise from across the University’s disciplines of business, economics, engineering, ICT, social science, geography, marine science, architecture, planning, and the humanities to produce high quality, policy-relevant research into future energy provision in Tasmania and beyond.

The group is working with the state’s power companies, government and private enterprise to position Tasmania at the forefront of energy innovation.