Fossil fuels

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Report

Muzzling dissent: how corporate influence over politics has fueled anti-protest laws

This report examines anti-protest laws passed or introduced in three American states — Louisiana, Minnesota, and West Virginia — and traces how corporate influence has spurred elected officials to attempt to use those laws to clamp down on opposition during the construction of new, controversial...
Report

Employment aspects of the transition from fossil fuels in Australia

This research, commissioned by health care industry super fund HESTA, finds that a planned transition of Australia’s labour market away from fossil fuel jobs could occur without involuntary layoffs or severe disruption to communities—if governments focus on a planned and fair transition.
Discussion paper

On the make: gas and manufacturing in Australia

This discussion paper asserts that the Morrison Government’s 'gas-fired recovery' will not assist Australia’s manufacturing industry, arguing that increasing gas production is likely to benefit gas exporters, not the manufacturing industry.
Report

Just transition: implications for the corporate sector and financial institutions in Australia

Australian corporates and financial institutions have an important role to play in facilitating a fair, timely and efficient transition to a net zero emissions economy – as stewards of assets, allocators of capital and as influential voices in public policy to make sure that the...
Report

Climate of the nation 2020

In the wake of the devastating Black Summer bushfires, an overwhelming majority of Australians (82%) say they are concerned about climate change resulting in more bushfires, according to this report released by the Australia Institute’s Climate & Energy Program.
Working paper

Designing fossil fuel subsidies reforms in OECD and G20 countries: a robust sequential approach methodology

Reform of support for fossil fuels is often identified as a priority for a country’s fiscal consolidation efforts and for climate action to align financial flows with low-carbon pathways. This paper provides a sequential approach that may assist in providing support for the analysis to...
Position paper

Technology Investment Roadmap: first low emissions technology statement - 2020

This technology statement is the first major milestone in the Technology Investment Roadmap. It tries to identify how emerging, low-emissions technologies might become economically competitive with and eventually replace high emission incumbents - but only with the assistance of additional federal funding.
Report

Renewables beat fossil fuels

This mid-year analysis reports the aggregate data from every EU country, to present the latest insights on Europe’s electricity transition. Findings demonstrate renewables (solar, wind, hydro and biomass) didn’t just beat out coal on the European grid — they beat out all fossil fuels put...
Report

Weapons of gas destruction

This research report, commissioned by the Australian Conservation Foundation, is the first time the entirety of Australia’s gas project pipeline and resources have been compiled and their potential climate impact assessed.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Matt Canavan says there's no government subsidisation of Australia's fossil fuel industries. Is he correct?

Queensland Nationals Party Senator, Matt Canavan, claimed during an episode of the ABC’s 'Q&A' program that Australia’s fossil fuel industries received no government subsidies. Verdict: Senator Canavan is drawing a long bow.