Electricity

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Report

Towards net zero: practical policies to reduce industrial emissions

This is the second of a series of five reports the Grattan Institute intends to publish in the lead-up to the international climate conference in Glasgow in November, showing how Australia can build momentum towards net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Report

What happened on Black Monday?

On Monday 9 August 2021, about 35,000 New Zealand consumers (1.75% of consumers) experienced power outages. This report provides a brief overview of electricity sector arrangements relevant to the blackout, followed by brief comments about the investigations underway.
Report

Net zero momentum tracker: energy sector - May 2021

This report argues that Australia’s energy sector must accelerate its pace of decarbonisation if Australia is to reach net-zero emissions, in line with the global climate goals.
Discussion paper

Missing a stitch in time

Australia’s electricity industry constitutes a large and critical component of our national economic infrastructure. This report provides evidence of a pattern of systematic underinvestment in the upkeep and capability of the national electricity grid.
Briefing paper

Zero-carbon power is a key milestone on the route to net-zero

This briefing paper examines the latest energy scenarios informing United Kingdom and European Union policy-making, and compares these with the announced United States target for a zero-carbon electricity system by 2035.
Report

Go for net zero: a practical plan for reliable, affordable, low-emissions electricity

This report provides an analysis of what Australia's National Electricity Market (NEM) could look like with higher levels of wind and solar electricity than today, and what the cost is likely to be compared with a system dominated by coal.
Report

Global electricity review 2021

This report highlights how electricity generated by new wind and solar helped to force a record fall in global coal power in 2020. However, this was only possible because the COVID-19 pandemic paused the world’s rising demand for electricity.
Report

Reality check: why CSS has no role in Australia's energy system

This report responds to a request from the Australian Conservation Foundation to undertake a desk-top review of the cost of carbon capture and storage (CCS) applied to electricity generation in Australia. The analysis suggests carbon capture and storage is likely to cost at least six...
Report

National Energy Emissions Audit: August/September 2020

This double NEEA report issue covers changes in energy emissions during the months of August and September 2020. Monthly data on electricity is up to the end of September, data on gas is updated to the end of August, and data related to petroleum fuels...
Strategy

NSW Electricity infrastructure roadmap

Within 15 years, three quarters of our NSW's electricity supply is expected to reach the end of its technical life. Replacing these energy sources and building the infrastructure needed to connect them to homes and businesses will take years. This document outlines a coordinated framework...