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Alia Armistead

Discussion paper

An environmental fig leaf? Restoring integrity to the Emissions Reduction Fund

Emissions have increased under Australia’s only climate policy, the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF). The authors of this paper argue that the ERF requires a comprehensive and independent review to assess its integrity and, most importantly, its role in helping Australia meet its climate targets.
Discussion paper

Over a barrel: addressing Australia’s liquid fuel security

Australia is precariously dependent on imported fuel. This paper argues that demand-side solutions, particularly electrifying transport, should be adopted to improve Australia’s fuel security and increase energy independence.
Report

Fossil fuel subsidies in Australia

Subsidies for fossil fuels obscure the true cost of these polluting industries and enable them to continue exploring for, extracting and burning coal, oil and gas. This paper examines how large fossil fuel subsidies are in Australia and how they work.
Report

Come clean: how the Emissions Reduction Fund came to include carbon capture and storage

This report argues that the experience of the carbon capture and storage (CCS) method development raises serious questions about the governance of both the Clean Energy Regulator and the Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee, in relation to the development and integrity of forthcoming Emissions Reduction Fund...
Report

Sustainable industrial jobs in the Hunter: aluminium manufacturing and Australia’s energy advantage

This report argues that the rapid transformation of Australia's aluminium facilities to sustainable sources of electricity would spark substantial economic benefits - for the aluminium industry, its supply chain, and for the burgeoning renewable energy sector.