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What’s a grid, anyway? Making sense of the complex beast that is Australia’s electricity network

Image: Shutterstock News about the energy crisis engulfing Australia’s east coast seems inescapable. Terms such as “grid”, the “National Electricity Market” and “transmission” are being...

4 reasons our gas and electricity prices are suddenly sky-high

Image: Shutterstock Gas users and the incoming government are describing Australia’s sudden east coast energy crisis as “apocalyptic” and “a perfect storm”. There is no doubt...

Grattan on Saturday: Albanese government mugged by gas crisis as it faces challenge of managing expectations

Tony Burke reads a poem aloud every day and has a piano lesson once a week. The new minister for employment and workplace relations, as...

What has Morrison’s ‘big stick’ to cut power bills achieved? Nothing, as far we can tell

Image: Mick Tsikas/AAP The Morrison government has spent years bringing in a law supposed to ensure electricity retailers pass on lower prices to customers. Yet...

Higher energy prices are here to stay – here’s what we can do about it

Australia’s energy prices have doubled since 2015.  Photo by José Alejandro Cuffia/ Unsplash The good news is that after two years of big rises, wholesale...