Australia’s complex energy sector is critical to the welfare of the nation and faces a number of challenges due to concerns about the level of competition in the market, prices, regulatory settings, climate change, ownership and governance.

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Climate change policy and renewables markets

Climate change is proving to be a vexed issue, and our analytical skills can provide clarity when attempting to reconcile addressing climate change with economic growth, energy security and concerns about energy prices. Poorly designed and implemented policies can be expensive, leave voters unconvinced of the need to act, and alienate stakeholders across vital sectors of the economy.

Frontier has an exceptional analytical and modelling capability that we bring to bear when designing, advising on, and costing schemes targeted at abating greenhouse gases, including renewable targets, energy efficiency, cap and trade and taxation policies. We have advised governments, regulators, industry bodies and private companies on the design and implications of greenhouse abatement policies for abatement costs, industry viability, investment levels and generator bidding strategies. We regularly use our suite of electricity models to analyse wholesale electricity and renewable certificate markets for wind farm transactions and valuations.

See here for more detail on our climate change work.

Frontier led the response to concerns about greenhouse gas pollution with the development and implementation of the world’s first mandatory, broad-based emissions trading scheme in NSW in 2001-02. Since then, we’ve continued to be at the forefront of climate change modelling, from assessing the impact of greenhouse abatement schemes, to modelling of wholesale electricity and renewable certificate markets for wind farms, through to providing alternative modelling of government schemes.

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