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09 Nov 2017

Hydraulic fracturing (more commonly known as “fracking”) is a controversial process used to extract natural gas from unconventional resources. It has been applied commercially since the 1950s but has recently become a subject of intense debate. This is due to the massive increase in gas produced...

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Discussion paper

08 Nov 2017

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) regulates energy markets and networks in jurisdictions other than Western Australia.

The energy market is in transition, and our work takes place in the context of significant technological, behavioural and systemic change. Our work places consumers...

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Guide

07 Nov 2017

SERREE (South East Region of Renewable Energy Excellence) is a regional renewable energy industry development initiative led by Regional Development Australia ACT. This three-year initiative to develop a replicable, regional-scale renewable energy industry development model has been...

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01 Nov 2017

Last year, IFC studied the national commitments submitted by 21 emerging market countries as part of the Paris Agreement, and found $23 trillion in investment opportunity if they achieve their targets by 2030.

This report builds from that effort...

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Data portal

31 Oct 2017

The Network Opportunity Maps (NOMs) provide transparent and up to date information to identify opportunities for distributed generation, energy storage and other non-network solutions to address network capacity constraints and reduce costs for customers.

The Institute for Sustainable...

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31 Oct 2017

This review is looking at Parts 8 to 12 of the National Gas Rules (NGR) to address concerns that consumers may be paying more than necessary for gas pipeline services.

The interim report summarises stakeholder submissions to the issues paper and sets out issues for further consideration...

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30 Oct 2017

Queensland is rich in energy resources of...

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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. Specifically...

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Commentary

09 Sep 2017

One of the most common debates in economics is when should government intervene in markets? Government itself – judging by its recent actions – clearly thinks the answer should be ‘quite often’. Can there be any doubt that intervention is increasing, not just in energy markets — see the furore...

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Working paper

04 Sep 2017

The recently released Finkel Review of energy security has been welcomed by most observers as a blueprint for reform to deliver a more affordable, reliable and clean National Electricity Market. But while the review’s recommendations are wide-ranging,...

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04 Sep 2017

This report explores some of the macro trends shaping social and economic inclusion in Australia, including workforce transitions and increasing wealth and income inequality. It considers the ways in which these trends impact on access to affordable energy supplies and participation in the...

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Discussion paper

28 Aug 2017

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has published draft versions of its new demand management incentive scheme and innovation allowance mechanism. The scheme and allowance mechanism will complement our ongoing reforms targeting consumer choice and more efficient network pricing outcomes. These...

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24 Aug 2017

The intent of this report is to examine approaches to ensuring Australia’s energy sources are resilient.

It 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...

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13 Aug 2017

When competition was introduced into Victoria’s retail energy market in 2002, it was anticipated to generate consumer benefits through lower costs of supply and innovative product development. It was expected that low barriers to entry would attract new competitors and reduce the commercial...

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25 Jul 2017

The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) has released its fourth annual review of the state of competition in retail energy markets across the national electricity market which includes Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory....

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Strategy

13 Jul 2017

This plan outlines the action that the Victorian government is taking to encourage investment in our energy sector and to ensure Victorians continue to benefit from a renewable, affordable and reliable energy system into the future.

The Renewable Energy Action Plan invests $146 million...

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Audio podcast

27 Jun 2017

The final report from the 'Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market' led by Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel, was presented at The University of Melbourne on Thursday 22 June as part of our second Energy Futures Seminar for 2017, co-hosted by the...

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20 Jun 2017

This  report is the first to rank 69 of the biggest oil and gas industry companies according to the extent of their exposure to the low-carbon transition. It provides a way of understanding whether the supply options of the largest publicly traded oil and gas producers are aligned with demand...

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Briefing paper

16 Jun 2017

This paper follows the recent release of the Finkel Review report in June 2017. The Finkel Review finds the electricity system must achieve four key outcomes:

1. Lower emissions

2. Increased security...

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15 Jun 2017

In its inaugural Energy Supply Outlook (ESO), the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) highlights a low risk of electricity shortfalls for an average summer in 2017/18, however the power system remains susceptible to extreme conditions.

AEMO’s ESO is the first integrated assessment of...

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