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Briefing paper

Australia’s funding of energy research – quantum and comparison

Drawing upon International Energy Agency (IEA) data and accounting for some of the differences in energy RD&D context and data reporting mechanisms between the countries, this paper highlights how Australia’s reported government energy RD&D spend has decreased significantly since 2013.
Report

First mover movement: making the most of Australia’s hydrogen opportunity

Australia is in the midst of a remarkable energy transition. With the election of the Albanese Government, Australia is now targeting net-zero emissions by 2050. This report argues that such a transformation creates profound opportunities for Australia – a country that has always enjoyed advantages...
Report

Queensland's renewable future: investment, jobs and skills

The purpose of this report is to engage deeply with one fundamental question - what will be required of Queensland’s construction workforce from now to 2050 to deliver the renewable energy boom?
Discussion paper

Discussion paper for the Climate and Recovery Initiative ninth roundtable

This paper highlights areas of policy that will be relevant for addressing current and persistent challenges related to energy markets, climate change, economic policy and inflation.
Report

Breaking new ground

The emerging clean energy economy offers a window of opportunity for Victoria’s Latrobe Valley. The authors of this report argue that capturing this potential requires a targeted and proactive policy approach that leverages the region’s entrenched advantages and lays the bedrock for sustained prosperity.
Report

China’s role in supplying critical minerals for the global energy transition: what could the future hold?

The world faces major challenges in responsibly sourcing large quantities of minerals that are critical for the transition to low-carbon energy sources. This report analyses how China's strategic position in regard to critical minerals may evolve, to shed light on current and emerging challenges for...
Briefing paper

Environment Legislation Amendment (Circular Economy and Other Matters) Bill 2022: Bill Brief

This paper provides an overview of the Environment Legislation Amendment (Circular Economy and Other Matters) Bill 2022 by exploring Victoria’s transition to a circular economy and recent regulatory and legislative changes to the waste and recycling sector.
Briefing paper

Energy research translation

While net-zero emissions by 2050 is the destination for Australia’s emissions, the critical questions are how will we get there and at what rate. This is currently unclear. The Australian Energy Transition Research Plan’s first report was released in June 2021 and emphasises that the...
Report

Re-energising Indo-Pacific relations: Australia's clean energy opportunity

This report outlines concrete recommendations on how Australia can lead a transformative energy revolution in the Indo-Pacific region ahead of the Sydney Energy Forum 12–13 July 2022 in Sydney, co-hosted by the Australian Government and the International Energy Agency.
Report

Where next? Uncertainty in transport's path to net zero

To understand the key drivers of the uncertainty on the path to net zero, the authors of this report spoke to a diverse mix of people working across the transport and energy sectors with an interest in reducing emissions from everyday journeys. This briefing is...
Report

Unleashing solar and wind in ASEAN

This report analyses the latest electricity data in five major ASEAN countries. Furthermore, it aims to link the progress of clean energy development and the future renewable energy target to the IEA Net Zero pathway.
Report

2022 Wholesale electricity market electricity statement of opportunities: June 2022

The Wholesale Electricity Market (WEM) Electricity Statement of Opportunities (ESOO), published annually, presents AEMO’s 10-year Long Term Projected Assessment of System Adequacy (PASA) for the South West Interconnected System (SWIS) in Western Australia (WA).
Report

Regional insights into low-carbon hydrogen scale up

This paper argues that by 2040, low-carbon hydrogen could play a significant role in energy systems and energy transitions across the world. In the context of energy transition, it serves to support countries’ efforts to achieve the Paris Agreement goals, whilst contributing to the diversity...
Briefing paper

Transition dynamics

This research briefing paper is the third of three reviewing existing research and exploring research opportunities for the energy transition in Australia.
Briefing paper

Energy system dynamics

This briefing paper is the first of three reviewing existing research and exploring research opportunities for the energy transition in Australia.
Briefing paper

Social engagement dynamics

The paper's key findings validate the need for further research insights to guide and underpin strong policy positions by all Australian governments. Such policies will continue to be critical in building confidence and the right environment to drive the energy transition.
Report

Quarterly energy dynamics Q1 2022: April 2022

AEMO has prepared this report to provide energy market participants and governments with information on the market dynamics, trends and outcomes during Q1 2022 (1 January to 31 March 2022).
Report

The economic and employment consequences of net zero emissions by 2050 in Australia

This study builds on previous IPA research by analysing the potential economic and employment impact of a ban on all new coal, gas and oil projects – which at a minimum would be required for Australia to meet its net zero emissions by 2050 commitment.
Report

Changing pathways for Australian gas: a 1.5°C scenario analysis of new Australian gas projects

While this report focuses on the risks to Australian gas projects, there are also opportunities for Australian energy companies in the transition to net-zero emissions. The ability of oil and gas producers to successfully transform their business and tap into these opportunities is another important...
Report

Clean energy Australia report 2022

This report covers the latest key figures and statistics on the national energy market. 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 Northern Territory.