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.
This reports aims to assist the Sino-Australian bilateral relationship adapt to meet China’s new carbon emissions policies and to facilitate a smoother transition to a low carbon future.
Australia's love affair with clean energy and battery storage is only just beginning, with the nation on the verge of an energy storage boom, as the cost of lithium-ion batteries rapidly drops. Prices have dropped by 80% since 2010, and are tipped to halve again...
This report provides an introduction to community-owned renewable energy. It includes Australian and international examples to show that this is a growing and important sector.
The Draft Final Report of the Northern Territory Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing effectively recommends approval of unconventional gas development in the NorthernTerritory. It does this despite the huge potential climate change impacts of developing a shale gas industry, which this submission focuses on....
Australia is seeking to design a ‘reliability mechanism’ as part of the Turnbull Government’s National Energy Guarantee. This working paper provides analysis and suggestions on how to design the mechanism and how it might work.
This report presents the findings of an independent study by Marsden Jacob Associates of the changing nature of wholesale energy supply in the National Electricity Market (NEM) associated with the increasing penetration of intermittent generation, and the market benefits that would be provided by the...
The Australia Institute has made this submission on the Draft Report of the Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory (the Inquiry). The submission focuses on Chapter 13 Economic Impacts of the Draft Report and the report by ACIL Allen.
China continued to be a global leader of investment in clean energy projects in 2017, defying an overall slowdown in Chinese overseas investment as the country further positioned itself to dominate in new energy technologies.