Ariel Liebman is an energy market specialist with more than 10 years in the field. Ariel has a breadth of experience in the market and has worked for power generation companies, energy retailers and economic research organisations. In that time he has been involved in identifying and evaluating renewable energy opportunities, analysis retail contracts, developing trading policies, portfolio risk management frameworks, and market simulators. As a researcher at the University of Queensland his research focused on emissions trading, generation project investment risk, and the economics of demand management. During his time at the University of Queensland Ariel was part of the University of Queensland's team of experts appointed to the Federal Department of Climate Change's consulting panel on the Emission Trading Scheme.