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Chief Scientist’s report lays a solid foundation for reforming Australia’s electricity network

Anne Kallies writes in The Conversation (13.12.16) about how the nation’s electricity network can be used proactively to meet Australia’s climate and renewable energy targets.

‘Chief Scientist Alan Finkel’s preliminary report on the National Electricity Market (NEM), released on Friday, sets the scene for a comprehensive review of the electricity network.

‘The report identifies that energy and emissions reduction policy must be brought together. There is no doubt that the electricity sector will be central to any emissions-reduction efforts in Australia.

‘However, the report also appears to see the rise of renewable energy in the electricity system as a disturbance rather than an opportunity.

‘The report discusses how the NEM should be reformed in response to a changing mix of generators – coal, gas and renewables. But it does not proactively seek to discuss the role of the NEM in achieving the emissions reductions and renewable energy targets of federal and state governments.’

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