There is ongoing community, political and media interest in energy supply, particularly rising energy prices and their impact on Australian households and businesses. The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Australian Energy Regulator’s regulation of energy markets.
This is the ninth 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.
In this series of publications, the authors provide short overviews of five main sources of electricity, and one of the main storage options. Each paper briefly explains the relevant technologies and international trends, and some of the opportunities and constraints that apply to their use...
This paper argues that subsidising the gas industry is a very poor option for stimulus and recovery spending. It would provide few jobs and would not bring down energy prices. The authors believe that there are many electrical alternatives to gas for manufacturing that are...
A study, purported to be from the CSIRO, that showed that fracking was “safe for the environment” was actually overseen by the gas industry, and was based on just six of Queensland’s 19,000 coal seam gas wells, according to this analysis by The Australia Institute.
This paper highlights that employment in gas-related manufacturing declined while gas in the Northern Territory was very cheap. Fracked gas will be far more expensive, making petrochemical manufacturing in the Territory unviable without massive taxpayer subsidy.
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.
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...
Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane claims Australia is set to become the world's second largest or largest exporter of LNG.