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Fossil fuels

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Report

The Australian Defence Force and its future energy requirements

The rapid and long-term shifts occurring in the global energy system are due to technological advances and the availability of cheaper renewable fuels. The author of this paper argues that Australia’s dependence on imports for liquid-fuel security places the ADF at risk.
Report

Deep-sea disaster: why Woodside's Barrup Hub project is too risky to proceed

The research in this report suggests that a spill or accident at Woodside’s Burrup Hub gas project could release toxic gas and condensate of a similar consistency to crude oil into World Heritage listed marine parks, with dangerous pollution reaching West Australian coastal communities, and...
Briefing paper

APPEA members who pay no income tax

In this paper, the author asserts that petroleum industry claims, including by APPEA, that gas projects would be contributing billions of dollars in federal taxes has not eventuated.
Report

The economic and employment consequences of net zero emissions by 2050 in Australia

This study builds on previous IPA research by analysing the potential economic and employment impact of a ban on all new coal, gas and oil projects – which at a minimum would be required for Australia to meet its net zero emissions by 2050 commitment.
Report

Changing pathways for Australian gas: a 1.5°C scenario analysis of new Australian gas projects

While this report focuses on the risks to Australian gas projects, there are also opportunities for Australian energy companies in the transition to net-zero emissions. The ability of oil and gas producers to successfully transform their business and tap into these opportunities is another important...
Report

Fossil fuel subsidies in Australia

Subsidies for fossil fuels obscure the true cost of these polluting industries and enable them to continue exploring for, extracting and burning coal, oil and gas. This paper examines how large fossil fuel subsidies are in Australia and how they work.
Policy

Tackling the climate crisis

This policy statement outlines The Greens' policy position on climate change and energy resources.
Report

Emissions exposé: Australia's biggest polluters are emitting more than approved and getting away with it

Large fossil fuel projects, such as coal mines and gas fields, are some of Australia’s largest individual greenhouse gas emitters. The researchers working on this project found that one in three fossil fuel projects are emitting more than estimated during the approval phase.
Report

Facts over fiction: debunking gas industry spin

For decades, the Australian liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry has claimed that gas is clean, affordable and compatible with global decarbonisation goals. This report has been prepared to rebut the LNG industry’s claims with reputable data, analysis and insights.
Report

Australia’s oil and gas reserves

This inquiry examined the issue of maximising the benefit of Australia's oil and gas reserves.
Discussion paper

Who's buying? The impact of global decarbonisation on Australia’s regions

This report from the Centre For Policy Development’s sustainable economy initiative models the impact of global decarbonisation commitments on employment and output at a Local Government Area (LGA) level in Australia.
Briefing paper

Money talks: stockmarket listings of fossil fuel and electrification mineral companies

This briefing note tallies up new listings on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) over the year to 31 October 2021, outlining how many fossil fuel companies have listed compared to resource companies focused on electrification minerals.
Discussion paper

Santos’ CCS scam

In this paper, the authors argue that enhanced hydrocarbon recovery projects be excluded from any current or future public CCS or CCUS funding, subsidies or grants.
Report

FFS? Fossil fuels support in the UK tax system

This report uncovers the extent to which the UK Government is providing fossil fuel companies with tax subsidies.
Report

The Fossil Fuelled 5: comparing rhetoric with reality on fossil fuels and climate change

This paper compares the climate commitments of the 'Fossil Fuelled 5' with their future fossil fuel production plans and finds that there is an alarming gap between what they are pledging to do to reduce their domestic emissions and their plans to expand fossil fuel...
Report

The fossil fuel pushers

The evidence has been mounting that Australia is blocking stronger agreements to end public funding of coal and gas has been mounting. This report argues that if Australia continues this behaviour, it will only provide further cover for foreign export credit agencies and other public...
Discussion paper

Undermining climate action: the Australian way

This report estimates the emissions associated with the coal and gas projects currently planned in Australia. The vast emissions that would results from current planned fossil fuelled projects in Australia are not consistent with addressing climate change and achieving net zero emissions.
Strategy

The plan to deliver net zero: the Australian way

Australia is setting a target to deliver net zero emissions by 2050. This plan outlines responsible and practical actions towards that goal that are in Australia's national interest.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: We fact checked Barnaby Joyce on the relative size of fossil fuel exports.

Some Nationals MPs have expressed concern about the impact that cutting emissions to zero in net terms by 2050 would have on Australia's resources industries, particularly coal. RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates. Verdict: Mr Joyce's claim doesn't stack up.
Report

From Paris to Glasgow: a world on the move

In the lead-up to COP26, there has been a rapid and irreversible shift in the global politics surrounding climate change. As the world's leaders head towards crucial negotiations in Glasgow, this report takes stock of the world’s response to the climate crisis and what Australia...