New regulations expose energy price gouging through ‘free’ comparison sites

 

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, The Conversation, 9 January 2019

Consumers are angry about energy policy that doesn’t add up

 

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, Renew Economy, 13 August 2018

Tesla big battery: It earned a lot more money in second quarter

 

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director and Steven Parker, Renew Economy, 3 August 2018

The NEG is a flagship policy. So why hasn’t the modelling been made public?

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, The Conversation, 31 July 2018

ESB price claims for target already met are not credible

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, Renew Economy, 26 July 2018

Electricity market reform in Australia

 

Article by Associate Professor Bruce Mountain,

VEPC Director,

Published in Forum (Issue 114, June 2018).

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If you need a PhD to read your power bill, buying wisely is all but impossible

 

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, The Conversation, 25 June 2018

Market Insight: Residential electricity price series

 

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, Renew Economy, 4 May 2018

Is the NEG just an EIS in disguise, but with added costs?

 

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, Renew Economy, 19 April 2018

Three-wheeling towards a poor energy policy outcome

 

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, Renew Economy, 6 April 2018

NEG is supposed to be better than nothing. But is it?

 

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, Renew Economy, 24 November 2017

Energy prices are high because consumers are paying for useless, profit-boosting infrastructure

 

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, The Conversation, 24 October 2017

NEG will replace electricity markets with Soviet-style state planning

 

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, Renew Economy, 25 October 2017

Australian household electricity prices may be 25% higher than official reports

 

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, The Conversation, 4 October 2017

Can two clean energy targets break the deadlock of energy and climate policy?

 

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, The Conversation, 22 September 2017

Finkel’s Clean Energy Target plan ‘better than nothing’: economists poll

 

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, The Conversation, 25 August 2017

MarkIntell major retailer residential electricity price series

 

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, Renew Economy, 6 July 2017

Competition isn’t working in Australia’s energy retail markets

 

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, Renew Economy, 3 April 2017

Comparing Australia’s electricity charges to other countries shows why competition isn’t working

 

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, The Conversation, 31 March 2017

MarkIntell’s latest state by state retail electricity market indices

 

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, Renew Economy, 15 March 2017

Wholesale price rises whodunit: Gas or renewables?

 

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, Renew Economy, 8 March 2017

Emissions intensity scheme – another act in tragic comedy of errors

 

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, Renew Economy, 27 February 2017

Time to put energy retailers and their offers under the microscope

 

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, Renew Economy, 23 February 2017

Australian retail electricity price guide – state by state

 

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, Renew Economy, 21 February 2017

Want electricity reform? Start by giving power back to the states

 

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, The Conversation, 14 February 2017

Coal closures: Will utility margins rise where the sun don’t shine?

 

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, Renew Economy, 19 December 2016

Solar and battery storage beating best retail offers in SA by a quarter

 

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, Renew Economy, 9 November 2016

Tesla’s price shock: Solar + battery as cheap as grid power

 

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, Renew Economy, 4 November 2016

AGL’s new retail offer signals big jump in wholesale electricity prices

 

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, Renew Economy, 19 October 2016

How the South Australia blackout occurred: what the data tells us

 

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, Renew Economy, 29 September 2016

Does rapid renewables expansion necessarily mean higher electricity prices?

 

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, Renew Economy, 26 September 2016

Are retailers failing to properly value rooftop solar generation?

 

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, Renew Economy, 16 September 2016

Australia’s big energy retailers are fattening their consumer margins

 

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, Renew Economy, 19 July 2016

Grid parity for battery storage? It’s complicated

 

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, Renew Economy, 19 April 2016

Networks continue spending spree, and the customer pays

 

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, Renew Economy, 4 November 2015

Battery storage and the challenge for networks and regulators

 

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, Renew Economy, 29 October 2015

Network polemics: Why ENA is wrong on battery storage costs

 

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, Renew Economy, 27 September 2015

Networks pricing everyone out of grid: It’s time for competition

 

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, Renew Economy, 18 September 2015

Solar wars: How networks discriminate against solar households

 

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, Renew Economy, 25 June 2015

Grattan’s solar report: The numbers still don’t add up

 

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, Renew Economy, 12 June 2015

Grattan got numbers wrong: Solar policies delivered net benefit of $1.2bn

 

Associate Professor Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, Renew Economy, 9 June 2015

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