Unpacking The Energy Debate

featuring Ebony Bennett and Richard Denniss

In episode 17 of Follow The Money, we tackle the current energy debate, including the South Australian blackouts, the war on renewables, what Christmas prawns have to do with baseload power and why the way we heat hot water offends our Chief Economist Richard Denniss. 

Host: Deputy Director Ebony Bennett // @ebony_bennett

Contributors: Chief Economist Richard Denniss // @RDNS_TAI  and Research Director Rod Campbell // @R_o_d_C 

Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey

Title Track: Jonathan McFeat // pulseandthrum.com

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If you want to see some of The Australia Institute’s research on energy, you can read our report on how battery storage solves the ‘problem’ of clean energy, or back in 2013 we predicted the entirely forseeable gas price hikes in Cooking Up a Price Rise or how the Renewable Energy Target puts downwards pressure on prices in Take the Pressure Down

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