Report

Does Australia need nuclear-powered submarines and a nuclear-power sector?

In light of Australia’s climate commitments, it stands to reason that the creation of a nuclear-power sector ought to be revisited, writes Lesley Hughes.
Report

National Energy Emissions Audit: January 2021

This issue of the NEEA report contains data relating to electricity in the National Electricity Market updated to the end of November 2020. This includes a short summary of the very important investment initiatives in New South Wales, announced by Minister Matt Kean at the...
Book

Communicating science: a global perspective

This publication is a comprehensive attempt to chart the history of science communication as it developed in the modern era. It tells the story from the perspective of researchers and practitioners in the field, collecting accounts of how modern science communication has developed internationally.
Report

The A to Z of V2G

The ActewAGL’s Realising Electric Vehicle-to-Grid Services (REVS) project seeks to unlock the full economic and grid benefits of V2G (vehicle-to-grid) services in Australia. As part of the project, Australian National University researchers have produced this review of international V2G projects.
Policy report

The design and implementation of mission-oriented innovation policies

Based on 20 mission-oriented innovation policies (MOIP) initiative case studies and 4 MOIP country case studies, this report systemically formalise and categorise mission-oriented practices and patterns along the three dimensions of strategic orientation, policy co-ordination and policy implementation.
Report

Unlocking the potential of Earth observation to address Africa’s critical challenges

This report discusses how Earth observation data can be used for harnessing Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies for the public good throughout the African continent.
Discussion paper

Something new under the sun

Rental properties are less likely to have solar PV installations than owner-occupied properties, resulting in higher electricity bills and greenhouse gas emissions. This paper suggests that government programs that coordinate and change the incentives faced by landlords, renters, property managers and solar installers can help...
Report

Russia’s space policy: the path of decline?

In this report, the author examines the scope of the restructuring of the Russian space sector as well as its limits and, secondly, to put into perspective the successes and failures of a sector threatened by decline. In a highly competitive international environment, the attempt...
Strategy

Defence, science and technology strategy 2030

This document outlines the Australian government's ambitions and aspirations, and establishes the overall science and technology (S&T) priorities for Defence. This strategy seeks to ensure the national S&T enterprise is nurtured and leveraged to achieve scale in the resources that are applied to research problems.
Report

A review of the funding and prioritisation of environmental research in New Zealand

This report examines how public funds are invested in environmental research in New Zealand, and calls for an environmental research strategy to be developed by the Ministry for the Environment, and dedicated, long-term funding for environmental research to be ringfenced.