Energy policy

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Draft report

24 Nov 2017

The aim of this guideline is to provide the community, industry and regulators with guidance on the planning framework for the assessment and approval of large-scale solar energy development proposals.

Audio interview

21 Nov 2017

California Energy Commissioner, Andrew McAllister, says Australia is too overly focussed on the transition from fossil fuels to renewables.

Report

20 Nov 2017

The project examines the scientific, technological, economic and social aspects of the role that energy storage can play in Australia’s transition to a low-carbon economy to 2030, and beyond.

Strategy

20 Nov 2017

This Victorian government strategy outlines actions in three areas: energy efficiency and productivity in business, housing and a transition to high efficiency buildings.

Discussion paper

20 Nov 2017

Australia should transition quickly to a 100% renewable electricity grid, as it is cheaper and less risky than the alternative of building new coal-fired power stations. This can be achieved by 2030.

Report

16 Nov 2017

China cannot assume an international leadership position on climate until it deepens its domestic energy transition and greens its overseas investments.

Research report

14 Nov 2017

This report provides evidence regarding potential financial and health implications of electricity pricing and 'price signal' messaging for heat vulnerable households.

Report

9 Nov 2017

With current gas prices in Australia soaring, fracking has the potential to relieve the burden, but implementing it will be challenging due to strong opposition, a lack of popularity and state government bans on the process.

Report

30 Oct 2017

This report highlights the significant potential for Queensland’s clean energy future, as fourteen clean energy projects, the highest number in Australia, get under construction this year alone.

Other text

17 Oct 2017

The Energy Security Board (ESB) has provided advice to ministers on reliability, affordability and meeting Australia's international commitments. This comes in response to the Australian Energy Market Operator’s recent report on the risks to reliability in the electricity market.

Report

5 Oct 2017

This report found that the world continued to generate more value from its energy use in 2016, but argues that the current level of efficiency gains will erode quickly if the pace of policy delivery does not accelerate.

Briefing paper

3 Oct 2017

A new national poll on gas issues shows voters overwhelming support state fracking moratoriums and blame exports for gas price rises.

Discussion paper

Modelling shows 66-75% renewable energy generation required to meet Australia’s emissions target and avoid transferring major burden onto other sectors
25 Sep 2017

This discussion paper evaluates the energy policies required to meet Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets set by the Abbott Government and pledged at the international climate summit in Paris.

Report

19 Sep 2017

This report outlines the benefits of community energy projects, how their uptake can be encouraged, whether they can be expanded beyond solar and wind power and how challenges specific to metropolitan projects can be overcome.

Commentary

9 Sep 2017

One of the most common debates in economics is when should government intervene in markets?

Audio program

6 Sep 2017

The leaders of small Pacific island countries say Australia's continuing support of coal as a source of energy and export revenue, is causing resentment in the region.

Working paper

4 Sep 2017

This working paper explores the necessary provisions of a Contract for Difference (CFD) for a new ‘High Efficiency Low Emissions’ (HELE) coal generator producing steam at ultrasupercritical pressure and temperature.

Discussion paper

28 Aug 2017

This consultation paper has been released by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) to engage stakeholder views on reforms targeting consumer choice and more efficient electricity network pricing outcomes.

Research report

25 Aug 2017

This report argues that the energy sector is changing rapidly globally and nationally; and that Western Australia needs a plan to navigate its way through these changes and towards a sustainable and affordable energy future.

Report

24 Aug 2017

This report discusses Australia’s energy continuity needs from a complex system-of-systems perspective and details several systemic vulnerabilities that contribute to potential gaps in the resilience of our energy supply.