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Energy Security 2010-20: Overcoming investor uncertainty in power generation

July 2010



Electricity supply is regarded as an essential service, however the Australian electricity generation sector has entered a period of unprecedented uncertainty after 14 years of stable business operating in a relatively constant investment climate.

The main cause of this situation is the protracted and increasingly polarised domestic debate about national carbon policy, set against the inability of the governments globally to achieve a binding agreement on reducing world-wide green house gas emissions.

In this paper, we investigate the investment challenges of base load generation, the attractiveness, risk and likely returns of generation types, and the need for the reduction of uncertainty through policy clarity.

Download the full Deloitte report, Energy Security for Australia below.

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