Fossil fuels

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Working paper

Trends, investor types and drivers of renewable energy FDI

Recently, foreign direct investment (FDI) in renewable energy has been on a rising trend, while FDI activity in fossil fuels has started showing some signs of a possible slowdown. Although the changing geopolitical context might have implications for the development of these trends, the findings...
Report

Out of bounds: coal, gas and oil sponsorship in Australian sports

Many Australian sport organisations are beginning to take action to reduce their climate pollution footprint and leverage their significant media profiles to promote environmentally positive behaviours. This report quantifies the number and value of fossil fuel sponsorships in Australian sport.
Policy report

Under the hood: the truth about Toyota

The Australian government is currently considering the introduction of fuel efficiency standards regulating climate pollution from cars, which would ensure wider choice of more efficient and zero emissions vehicles for Australian consumers. Based on information contained in this report, Greenpeace Australia Pacific holds there is...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Barnaby Joyce says Labor has changed the law on fuel emissions standards. Is that correct?

Barnaby Joyce says Labor has changed the law on fuel emissions standards. Verdict: Mr Joyce has jumped the gun.
Report

The social and economic costs of environmental legal activism

This report has been prepared to argue that the Albanese Government’s proposed Climate Change Bill 2022 will expand the scope for green activists to challenge approvals for critical resource projects. It also outlines the potential economic consequences of such actions.
Position paper

Powering Canberra: our pathway to electrification

The ACT is preparing to electrify Canberra and transition away from the use of fossil-fuel gas by 2045. This position paper focuses on the government's work to transition the Territory away from gas use, to help reach a target of net zero emissions by 2045.
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 the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (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.