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This paper suggests that the Coalition government’s reliance on dated carbon credits to extinguish over half of its Paris Agreement target might not be authorised, forcing it to purchase last-minute international permits or drastically reduce emissions to cover huge gap.
This research shows that Queensland is set to experience more climate chaos, including more summers with a dramatic increase in extreme heat days – like in Brisbane, where days over 35C would go from a historical average of two per year, to up to 45...
Unless national action is taken to meet the Paris Target to limit global warming to less than 2 degrees, Australia’s GDP faces a hit of an average of $130 billion per year according to this briefing note by The Australia Institute.
This climate assessment for the electorate of Capricornia finds the electorate could suffer devastating climate impacts unless emissions are cut and climate change is brought under control.
This paper is designed to demystify the Renewable Energy Target, look at what it has achieved and what it is capable of achieving, and to consider the challenges it faces in the near future.
Australians love renewable energy. A recent survey...
At present burning woodchips or other native forest biomass, is not a certified form of renewable energy under the Renewable Emergy Target. Electricity generated from burning native forest biomass is not eligible for RECs. The Australian Forest Products Association is seeking to have the regulation...
This paper considers various advantages and disadvantages of harnessing energy from the sun, arguing that the health and environmental impacts of solar are minimal in comparison to fossil fuels.
This report argues that Australia is not realising its wind energy potential and is currently generating far less energy from wind power than many European countries.
This report assesses existing research to address the question of whether unconventional gas should be endorsed as a major future energy source, based on its impacts on human health and the climate.