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Report

Top quartile regulator report: phase 1 - March 2021

The report summarises research conducted on best practices and ideas from other jurisdictions and examines areas where the Ontario Energy Board should improve its performance, through a series of proposed initiatives.
Report

Kicking the gas habit: How gas is harming our health

Decades of aggressive marketing to Australians has led to several misconceptions about gas. This report is about Australia’s gas industry, the threat it poses to our health, and the way out of kicking the gas habit for a cleaner, healthier and more prosperous future.
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

Fossil fuel subsidies in Australia: federal and state government assistance to fossil fuel producers and major users 2020-21

This paper argues that reforming and eliminating fossil fuel subsidies will be important not only for Australia to play its part in avoiding dangerous climate change, but also for facilitating public spending in more beneficial areas.
Report

Aim high, go fast: why emissions need to plummet this decade

For decades, climate scientists have issued dire warnings about what is at stake and what is required to curb global warming. Yet global temperatures continue to rise, along with damage caused by extreme weather events. This report is the Climate Council’s science-backed vision for what...
Policy report

Decarbonising heating at home

This report examines two major policies targeting renewable heat and energy performance in buildings in the UK from the past decade – the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) in Great Britain, and the minimum energy efficiency standard (MEES) in private rented housing in England. It also...
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

Renewable superpower scorecard 2021: Australia’s race to a renewable future

This publication presents a snapshot of how Australia’s states, territories and the federal government are performing in the race to become a renewable superpower.
Report

Clean resilient states: the role of U.S. states in addressing climate action

U.S. states have always played an important role in setting the nation’s energy and climate policies. This paper discusses how key measures of emissions reductions, clean growth, and energy resilience may shape perceptions about state performance in addressing climate change imperatives.
Report

Gas inquiry 2017–2025: interim report - January 2021

This is the tenth interim report of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) inquiry into gas supply arrangements in Australia. The ACCC has continued its focus on the operation of the East Coast Gas Market, where there are immediate and longer-term concerns.