This occasional paper provides an overview of energy storage technologies already in Australia and on the horizon, and the opportunities for Australia to lead the world in these fields.
Fuel poverty is a fact of life for 2.5 million households across England. At its worst, fuel poverty can contribute to premature winter deaths – around 10,000 deaths in 2016–2017 were related to cold homes.
This report sets out recommendations by the commission to improve the economic regulation applied to full and light regulation transmission and distribution gas pipelines. If implemented in full, the package of recommendations will assist pipeline users and prospective users to negotiate lower prices and better...
A conversation with Energy Program Director, Tony Wood. Energy has become one of the great barbecue-stoppers of Australia. Electricity and gas bills are soaring, energy supplies seem to be less reliable than they used to be, and if you really want to start an argument...
This edition of the National Energy and Emissions Audit shows that the National Electricity Market (NEM) is transitioning to renewable energy despite political and policy uncertainty.
This report intends to be a guide to assist the decision-makers in cities that recognise the challenges of food waste management and wish to find sustainable and effective solutions.
The AEMC Reliability Panel has published the final report for its four yearly ‘check in’ of the reliability standard and settings for the National Electricity Market. The panel found the current reliability standard and settings should be extended to 2024.
This report confirms that while conditions in the east coast gas market have improved since September 2017, the market is still not functioning effectively.
Renewable energy needs to be scaled up at least six times faster for the world to start to meet the goals set out in the Paris Agreement. The historic climate accord from 2015 seeks, at minimum, to limit average global temperature rise to “well below...
This discussion paper highlights the need for understanding the ultimate impact on electricity prices when making any changes to how transmission infrastructure is planned, built and operated.
The AEMC has released this consultation paper on a proposed rule change from AEMO to improve the transparency and consistency of information AEMO provides to signal whether or not electricity supply is projected to meet demand in the medium-term.
In September 2016, the Northern Territory Government announced a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) of onshore unconventional reservoirs, including the use of hydraulic fracturing for exploration, extraction and production. This was followed by the announcement of an independent Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing of Onshore...
This inquiry final report contains 135 recommendations to reduce the identified risks associated with any development of any onshore shale gas industry in the Northern Territory to acceptable levels.
This article examines Australia’s energy security, particularly in relation to petroleum supply, and its impact on the ADF.
The development and regulation of any onshore unconventional gas industry is an equally contentious matter in the Northern Territory. Three Territory governments have commissioned reviews and inquiries into the onshore unconventional petroleum industry to identify, address and alleviate community concerns in this regard.
This Climate Council roadmap outlines how Australia can cut its rising greenhouse gas pollution levels, while continuing the transition to clean, affordable and reliable renewable energy and storage technology.
Developing new gas resources in New Zealand is a shortsighted strategy that could lead to stranded assets, argues Ralph Sims.
The February 2018 electricity update reviews the performance of the South Australian 'big battery.' The audit shows that Australia’s energy system is in transition, regardless of the political turmoil the change is creating.