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Dan Cass

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The Australia Institute
University of Sydney
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Briefing paper

12 Oct 2017

Governments around the world offer incentives to support electric vehicles. Australia does not. This paper examines how we can boost electric vehicle sales – in four proven, low-cost ways.

There is a race to transition the world’s massive car fleet to electric vehicles and Australia is...

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Policy report

13 Jul 2017

Australian governments are proposing to fund and build billions of dollars’ worth of new electricity generation capacity as the solution to our energy security crisis

Regardless of whether investments like Snowy 2.0 or ideas for ‘clean’ coal power stations go ahead, these supply-side...

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Essay

Journal article

15 Mar 2017

Technological progress has transformed solar PV from an alternative technology in the 1970s, to cheap, mainstream energy today. Australia has been a leading solar PV nation, with more household solar systems than any other country.

Solar has become highly popular in suburban and country...

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Commentary

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02 Aug 2016

We want to put forward a new idea, framed in response to a recently published essay titled Balancing Act, by George Megalogenis, the Australian author and economics graduate. Our idea is that renewable energy provides the perfect act of renewal for the democratic state at this time.

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Research report

13 Jun 2016

Estimates the number of jobs that would be created in by the renewable energy policies of each party as at 10 June 2016.

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The Australia Institute has modelled the number jobs in the clean energy sector which would be created to meet the renewable energy...

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Research report

31 May 2016

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Critics put forward two key arguments against widespread adoption of renewable energy: price and intermittency. Solar and wind costs have fallen so rapidly over the past decade that they are now competitive with fossil fuels, so the price argument is losing...

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Commentary

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If the great clean energy ideas of tomorrow are not supported at their birth the renewables revolution won’t happen. That’s why investor support is so important, writes Dan Cass.

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In order to win hearts and minds the renewable energy industry needs to shift from describing technologies to illustrating the benefits they bring, writes Dan Cass.

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