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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...
The ten most popular research publications from Policy Online's Urban Policy & Design section published in 2013, based on the number of page visits according to google analytics.
Homelessness was a major area of interest for users of Policy Online in 2013, as were...
This report presents the findings of post installation reviews for three solar-hybrid power systems installed on the atolls of Tokelau.
This report was commissioned by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT).
Introduction: There is an emerging awareness of the climate and carbon risks to our superannuation funds but awareness about disclosure, advocacy and active ownership has been patchy. The Climate Institute is at the forefront in examining the assumptions behind such investment decisions and the...
Major projects are a vital source of Australia’s future prosperity. They lift national income, create employment opportunities, raise productivity and generate revenue for governments. However, they can also have negative impacts on community amenity, the environment, public health and our heritage assets. Australian governments regulate...
This report argues that Australians are using less power but paying more for it, with potentially highly damaging consequences for the electricity system.
Electricity use in Australia is falling. From the 1960s to the end of the 20th century, electricity consumption...
This article argues that Australia could become a major supplier of uranium enrichment services, taking a significant step towards establishing multilateral approaches to the nuclear fuel cycle as a global norm.
Introduction: Australia has the world's largest uranium reserves—one third of the world...
This paper demonstrates that, even within an urban area, there is a large degree of residential segregation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
Waste is a symbol of inefficiency in modern society and represents misallocated resources. This paper outlines an on-going interdisciplinary research project entitled “Integrated ETWW demand forecasting and scenario planning for low-carbon precincts” and reports on first findings and a literature review. This large multi-stakeholder research...
This paper provides a variety of stakeholder perspectives on domestic gas reservation, while also discussing the costs and benefits at a theoretical and conceptual level.
Part One of this paper sets out background material to the discussion of domestic gas reservation. Australia’s gas markets...