Mike Sandiford


A review of current and future methane emissions from Australian unconventional oil and gas production

Unmeasured methane leakage and fugitive emissions from unconventional gasfields could cause Australia to fail its Paris climate commitments. This report, commissioned by The Australia Institute, found that: Several major potential sources of methane emissions are assumed to be zero under Australia’s accounting and reporting of...

The dash from gas: could demand in New South Wales fall to half?

This paper argues that gas demand in New South Wales could fall to as much as half within ten years, meaning that gas investments being made now might never pay off. Overview Network costs often make up the largest part of a consumer’s gas or...

Intelligence squared debates: coal-fired power will soon be obsolete

Climate change is intensifying, but along with the repeal of the carbon tax, the price of coal has dropped – making it more appealing as an energy source. What lies ahead … for Australia and the world? The Australian economy is largely propped up by...