Energy resources

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Report

Victorian gas market – demand side measures to avoid forecast supply shortfall

This study demonstrates that the adoption of gas demand reduction measures, such as energy efficiency and fuel switching entirely eliminates the forecast shortfall, with the exception of 2028 which has a minor 6.5PJ modelled shortfall.
Policy report

Gaslighting Australia: why the gas industry is an emerging climate and environmental disaster

Federal Energy Minister, Angus Taylor, wants Australia to have a ‘gas-fired recovery’. But how dirty is gas? And has its time as a ‘transition fuel’ already come and gone? This short report looks at the state of gas projects in Australia and its contribution to...
Report

Primed for action: a resilient recovery for Australia

This report outlines the Climate Council’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. The report suggests that as Australia reboots its economy on the other side of this crisis, there is remarkable potential for that economic recovery to occur through climate action.
Report

Clean energy Australia report 2020

This report covers the latest key figures and statistics on the national energy market across Australia. It is the only analysis that includes the National Electricity Market, the Western Australian electricity grid and other major regional grids across the country in areas such as the...
Commentary

Scott Morrison’s gas transition plan is a dangerous road to nowhere

The benefits of gas-fired power are badly overstated, and will take Australia further in the wrong direction on climate change, writes Tim Baxter.
Discussion paper

Fighting for the ARENA: securing the Australian Renewable Energy Agency

The Commonwealth Government has made technology central to reducing emissions to 2030, but the Australian Renewable Energy Agency has only $200 million to allocate to new projects. With multi-party support for the Agency, this paper argues that legislation to extend its funding should be urgently...
Report

Circular photovoltaics: circular business models for Australia’s solar photovoltaics industry

This report explores the opportunities presented by the circular economy for the photovoltaic industry in Australia by analysing the current state of play of the industry and the circular economy, outlining how circular business models could apply to the lifecycle of a photovoltaic panel, and...
Working paper

Renewable energy projects on the Indigenous estate: identifying risks and opportunities of utility-scale and dispersed models

This paper builds upon previous work in considering the opportunities and risks of renewable energy developments for Indigenous communities in these regions.
Report

At the coalface: work, community and climate change

This report is an analysis of the industrial profiles of Mackay, Central Queensland and the Hunter Valley. It reveals that forcing workers in the coal mining sector out of their jobs, without ensuring alternative employment with similar wages and benefits, would have devastating consequences for...
Briefing paper

Climate Central Solutions Brief: battery energy storage

Batteries are having a moment. This briefing paper describes the rapid growth of battery storage capacity in the United States, and how it can be used to reduce carbon emissions, while making the power grid more resilient to extreme weather.