Energy resources

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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.
Report

The health of the National Electricity Market 2020

This fourth report from the Australian Energy Security Board provides an annual check-up recommended by the Finkel Review. The report is an assessment of how the National Electricity Market (NEM) is functioning and where improvement is required.
Discussion paper

Powering change: principles for businesses and governments in the battery value chain

This paper lays out the principles that businesses should adopt to avoid causing, contributing to, or being directed linked to human rights abuses and environmental harm along the battery value chain, from extraction to end-of-life.
Report

REenergising Australian business

Last year, some of Australia’s biggest brands made the switch to 100% renewable electricity. Twenty-eight of Australia’s largest electricity-using companies and institutions have committed to source 100% of their electricity from renewable energy. This snapshot report outlines some of the highlights of 2020.
Report

Employment aspects of the transition from fossil fuels in Australia

This research, commissioned by health care industry super fund HESTA, finds that a planned transition of Australia’s labour market away from fossil fuel jobs could occur without involuntary layoffs or severe disruption to communities—if governments focus on a planned and fair transition.
Policy report

Evidence in energy policy making: what the UK can learn from overseas

This report examines the UK’s energy policy making process, and focuses on how well policy makers access and use evidence to inform their work. It assesses the UK’s strengths and weaknesses, and takes a comparative look at energy policy making in four other countries: Germany...
Report

Passing gas: why renewables are the future

This report explores the Morrison Government’s pledge to the gas industry and uncovers some unsavoury truths - that emissions from gas are under-reported, that the second biggest user of gas in Australia is the gas industry itself, that the international gas market is in crisis...
Briefing paper

Foot off the gas: how a gas-led recovery will impact Australian farmers

This paper argues that evidence-based planning for state-significant developments, such as gas mines, should balance the trade-offs between short-term economic gains and the long-term solutions for food security and ecosystem services that agriculture provides.
Report

Flame out: the future of natural gas

Far from fuelling the recovery from the COVID recession, natural gas will inevitably decline as an energy source for industry and homes in Australia. This report shows that a combination of economics and environmental imperatives imperil the industry.