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This is the Climate Change Authority's second review of the Renewable Energy Target (RET). The RET targets reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from the electricity sector and thereby contributes significantly to reducing Australia's overall emissions.
In its 2012 review of the...
This report presents an overview of progress in international action on climate change since August 2012, with a particular focus on China and the US.
1. The energy giants China and the United States are accelerating action.China...
When extreme weather events occur the Climate Commission is consistently asked questions about the link to climate change. This report unpacks our current knowledge about different types of extreme weather events: extreme temperatures, rainfall, drought, bushfires, storm surges, cyclones and storms.
This inquiry has concluded. The final report was sent to Government on 20 September 2012 and released on 14 March 2013.
The Productivity Commission invited interested parties to register their interest in an inquiry into regulatory and policy barriers to effective climate change adaptation....
This consultation paper sets out the nature of each of the tasks assigned to the Commission for the Government's Clean Energy Future Package.
The Australian Parliament recently passed the Government’s Clean Energy and related legislation (referred to as the Clean Energy Future Package). The...
This paper identifies the fuels that are taxed, the forms that the taxes take and, where possible, quantifies the amounts collected.
There are various estimates of the value of government subsidies to fossil fuels in Australia. These estimates range from around $8 billion to...
The Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission to identify regulatory and policy barriers to effective Climate Change adaptation, and to identify high priority reform options to address any identified barriers.
The Commission is also required to report on:policy frameworks required to...
This digest explains the key features of the Clean Energy Bill.
The Government intends to provide financial assistance to low to middle income households and others, to compensate for the cost of living impact of the introduction of the carbon price on 1 July...
The Government is seeking comment from the public, stakeholders and legal experts on the details of its Clean Energy Legislative Package.
Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Minister Greg Combet and Treasurer Wayne Swan released drafts of the key bills in the package on 28...
Noise standards adopted by the states and territories for the planning and operation of rural wind farms should include appropriate measures to calculate the impact of low frequency noise and vibrations indoors at impacted dwellings.
This is among seven recommendations made in this report...