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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.
It’s becoming increasingly clear that Australia needs to change...
The newly elected Government has promised to introduce legislation to repeal the carbon price and associated measures as its first item of business for the 44th Parliament. This guide provide links to futher information on the carbon price and the process of repeal.
On 15 October 2013, the Government invited submissions on the exposure drafts of bills to repeal the carbon tax and related legislation. These bills were necessary to ensure that the carbon tax will no longer apply from 1 July 2014.
In addition to exposure...
This short paper argues that the Coalition’s Climate policy remains unclear, and no independent analysis has shown that it can achieve substantial, absolute reductions in national emissions.
The new Coalition Government has said that it will seek to:Remove a price and limit...
Key Points: Indo-Pacific offshore oil and gas exploration and exploitation activity is expanding massively in economically and strategically important, environmentally sensitive areas. The risks of offshore oil and gas safety and security incidents that could have regional economic, environmental, human, food, and energy consequences...
This report identifies the enormous, but largely underutilised, potential for solar generation in the world’s sunniest continent.
This report provides an overview of the rapidly changing solar industry, including international developments and opportunities for Australia to better utilise and benefit from solar resources in...
The purpose of this report is to identify existing Commonwealth law and policy relevant to the regulation of coal mining and unconventional gas exploration and production in Australia. Having identified the regulatory gaps, this report outlines opportunities for law reform in 10...
Energy efficiency should be a key policy response for addressing the impacts of rising energy prices, yet it is largely absent from current political debates about cost of living pressures and energy affordability.
In response to sharp rises in energy prices in...
This paper outlines the results of an analysis of both the Government’s legislated policies and a range of approaches the Coalition could take to implement its policy platform.
The Coalition is yet to announce details of key elements of its policy. To capture a...