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  • New Thinking: Tales of the unexpected

    July 25, 2018

    New Thinking: Tales of the unexpected

    Tales of the unexpected: A policy success story? Helen Poulter, IGov Team, 25th July, 2018 This blog has been written to provide an analysis of how Australia became the world leader in the percentage of households installing small-scale PV (<100kW). It will introduce the initial policies that were put in place at the national and state level which were intended to capture Australia’s solar resource to help reduce the country’s emissions. The blog will discuss other unrelated events happening at the same time which culminated in higher than expected adoption rates. It will also comment on

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  • Global Insights: 24th July 2018

    July 24, 2018

    Global Insights: 24th July 2018

    AUSTRALIA AEMO releases Integrated System Plan The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) is the system operator and national transmission planner.  This week AEMO released its inaugural Integrated System Plan (ISP) which builds on its annual National Transmission Network Development Plan.  The idea behind the ISP is to give a more coordinated approach to system planning and a long term strategic plan for the future of the energy market which will incorporate the policies from the National Energy Guarantee and state-based policies. The plan recognises that there are fundamental changes happening within the Australian energy system

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  • New Thinking: The Lost Strategy and Policy Statement

    July 18, 2018

    New Thinking: The Lost Strategy and Policy Statement

    The Lost Strategy and Policy Statement: Is Ofgem Really Working to the 2011 Social and Environmental Guidance? Catherine Mitchell, IGov Team, 18th July 2018 The rhetoric of GB Energy Policy is now firmly set on an energy policy path which is ‘smart and flexible’. This is set out in the Clean Growth Strategy, the Industrial Strategy  and Ofgem’s Smart Systems and Flexible Plan. In August 2017, Ofgem set out their Strategy for Regulating the Future Energy Systems – which is an overview of the issues that energy systems are facing, and their plan for dealing with

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  • New Thinking: Multi-level Coordination and Governance in the Energy Revolution

    June 27, 2018

    New Thinking: Multi-level Coordination and Governance in the Energy Revolution

    Multi-level Coordination and Governance in the Energy Revolution Richard Hoggett, IGov Team, 27th June 2016 Early this week I blogged on local energy, multi-level change, and governance reflecting on some thinking from a recent event from the Westminster Energy, Environment and Transport Forum. This second blog builds on these ideas to put forward the clear case for multi-level coordination and governance in the energy revolution. Its reflects some of my thoughts from an event last week at the Energy Systems Catapult on Transforming places through clean growth. In common with many other countries, the

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