Climate Institute


Climate of the nation: national report 2017

There has been strong interest in delving into the quantitative data behind the Climate of the Nation report, so the Australia Institute has released this material for anyone interested to use.
Fact sheet

Why International Energy Agency projections should not be misinterpreted as forecasts

The International Energy Agency’s annual energy projections, the World Energy Outlook (WEO), are a leading source for medium to long-term energy market modelling, which are widely used as an authoritative source by politicians, industry and the media. However, the scenarios within these projections are regularly...
Fact sheet

New coal in Australia: why the business case doesn't stack up

Overview The Prime Minister made reference to the potential role of ultra-supercritical coal and carbon capture and storage in his address at the National Press Club on Tuesday. This analysis, and others by energy experts and business groups, shows there is no economic reason to...

Submission on the retirement of coal fired power stations

Introduction The Climate Institute welcomed the opportunity to contribute to the Senate inquiry into the retirement of coal fired power stations. The transition from ageing, high-carbon coal generation to clean energy is a central concern not just for the Australian electricity system. Due to the...
Briefing paper

COP 22 – getting to zero: implementation of Paris Agreement for net zero emissions

In December last year, the world negotiated and adopted the historic Paris Agreement on climate change. For the first time, all countries – rich and poor, large and small – agreed to take universal action to limit global warming to 1.5-2°C, to achieve net zero...