Leaders Panel : What is the future of energy in Australia?

Leaders Panel : What is the future of energy in Australia?

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Despite being a sun-drenched and resources-rich country, Australians pay some of the highest energy costs in the world.

Can these policy sins of the past be undone? And how large a role will ‘prosumers’ – electricity consumers who also produce their own energy – play as we adjust to a new landscape featuring a bigger role for renewables?

Monash Business School in collaboration with the Monash Energy Materials and Systems Institute (MEMSI), presents a special Energy Leaders panel featuring:

  • Chloe Munro AO, energy policy expert and Monash University Professorial Fellow

  • Catherine Tanna, Managing Director, EnergyAustralia

  • Audrey Zibelman, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)

The panel will be chaired by Monash Business School Head and Dean of Business and Economics, Professor Simon Wilkie.

Monash Business School’s Leaders Panels bring together prominent industry leaders to debate and discuss critical issues affecting business and society.

“If you look at energy markets in Australia, they delivered very good value for Australians for 10 years. But then something went wrong - we went off the rails. Now we’re paying amongst the highest prices in the world,” Professor Wilkie says.

“So clearly there is a policy failure that needs to be addressed.”

Professor Wilkie who became Head of Monash Business School in January this year. Professor Wilkie returned to Australia after an extensive academic and policy career in the United States, including a role as Chief Economic Policy Strategist for Microsoft Corporation.

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