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28 Sep 2017

The Emissions Audit tracks Australia’s emissions of greenhouse gases from the combustion of fossil fuels – this issue contains data up to the end of June 2017. The Emissions Audit will therefore give readers the most up to date possible advice on how Australia is tracking towards meeting its...

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31 Aug 2017

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NEM electricity generation emissions down slightly

Total emissions from electricity generation in the NEM fell quite sharply in the year to June 2017, compared with the year ending just one month earlier.

Brown coal...

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12 Jul 2017

The Australia Institute has released the Electricity Update of the National Energy Emissions Audit (The Audit*) for July 2017.

The report, by renowned energy analyst Dr Hugh Saddler, reveals...

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15 Jun 2017

The Australia Institute has launched the National Energy Emissions Audit (The Audit), written by respected energy analyst and ANU Honorary Associate Professor, Dr Hugh Saddler, which tracks Australia's emissions of greenhouse gases from the combustion of fossil fuels.

The ...

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Research report

25 Oct 2016

Unmeasured methane leakage and fugitive emissions from unconventional gasfields could cause Australia to fail its Paris climate commitments.

This report, commissioned by The Australia Institute, found that:

  • Several major potential sources of methane emissions are assumed to be
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29 Sep 2016

Power is gradually returning to South Australia after wild storms blew across the state last night, but some areas could be offline for days.

The storm - associated with heavy rain, lightning, and severe winds - damaged transmission lines that carry electricity from power generators to...

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Discussion paper

23 May 2016

In late 2010, after over a century of almost uninterrupted growth, demand for electricity in Australia began to fall. Two previous papers, published in 2013 and 2015, examined possible reasons why demand was falling in the National Electricity Market (NEM), which accounts for nearly 90% of...

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21 Jul 2015

The immediate effect of the 2012 carbon price was to increase the costs faced by most electricity generators, by an amount that varied between individual power stations depending on that station’s emissions intensity (the emissions per unit of electricity). These costs were then passed on in...

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07 Jul 2015

This paper analyses the changes in electricity demand in Australia’s National Electricity Market.

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Power Down, Australia Institute Paper 14, analysed the changes in electricity demand in Australia’s National Electricity Market (NEM) between 2006...

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18 Dec 2013

Introduction: Until 2010 – for well over a century, through two world wars and the Great Depression – the quantity of electricity used in Australia each year was greater than the year before. In the three years since 2010, the quantity used each year has been

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