Monthly Archives: April 2009

November in the NEM (a review of 10 years of history)

One of 12 articles on the months past in the NEM – investigating the trends and significant events in the National Electricity Market during November.

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October in the NEM (a review of 10 years of history)

One of 12 articles on the months past in the NEM – in which we examine the trends in price and demand across the NEM for the month of October.

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Earth Hour 2009 - Impact on Australia's National Electricity Market

The third Earth Hour event has yet again spurred fierce debate. As commentators come to accept the fact that Earth Hour is a largely symbolic occasion, the question is raised – what needs to happen next to provide a real, tangible, long term benefit in terms of greenhouse gas reductions?

Earth Hour 2008 - Impact on Australia's National Electricity Market

In 2008 Earth Hour spread across Australia (and the globe), inciting further participation and debate. In this article we compare reported energy usage statistics with demand data from regions across the NEM, and consider the issues raised by other Earth Hour commentators.

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Earth Hour

“Earth Hour” was a concept developed by the WWF to promote awareness of the risks of climate change. It first ran just in Sydney in 2007, and generated considerable interest, on both sides of the fence – with both climate change sceptics and climate change believers becoming very vocal about the value (or otherwise) of [...]

Earth Hour 2007 - Impact on Australia's National Electricity Market

Since the first event in Sydney, 2007, Earth Hour has been held at the same time on two successive years, with an increasing number of locations around the world participating – and still continues to galvanise commentary by supporters and detractors alike. Following the conclusion of Earth Hour 2009, out of interest we thought we’d have a closer look at what happened in Australia’s National Electricity Market over the period of Earth Hour 2007.