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Report

Australia's clean engine room: central Queensland's industrial future

Few places have more to lose from the impacts of climate change than Central Queensland. At the same time, perhaps nowhere else has greater natural advantages in clean energy and is better placed to prosper as the world moves beyond fossil fuels. The authors of...
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...
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.
Position paper

Powering Canberra: our pathway to electrification

The ACT is preparing to electrify Canberra and transition away from the use of fossil-fuel gas by 2045. This position paper focuses on the government's work to transition the Territory away from gas use, to help reach a target of net zero emissions by 2045.
Strategy

Queensland climate action plan: laying the foundation for a successful climate transformation

Queensland’s current policies cover many of the critical elements of a climate strategy, such as renewable energy and transport. While efforts have accelerated since 2017, the research in this document suggests that progress could be faster.
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...
Report

Gas inquiry 2017–2025: interim report - July 2022

This is the thirteenth 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

AER Annual compliance and enforcement report 2021–22

This report summarises the Australian Energy Regulator's compliance and enforcement outcomes which are a key tool in the regulatory toolkit, deployed with the aim of ensuring that energy consumers are better off, now and in the future.
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.
Policy report

The next industrial revolution: transforming Australia to flourish in a net-zero world

The authors of this report argue that Australia needs an updated industry policy, so that the nation can become an industrial success story as the world moves to net-zero carbon emissions.
Report

2022 Integrated System Plan for the National Electricity Market

This report from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) shows that Australia’s transition to net zero by 2050 is accelerating faster than expected, with the impacts of coal-closures brought forward and renewables becoming cheaper. The report also outlines further planned investments in wind and solar...
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

Renewables and rural Australia

This report presents social research findings from communities that will host Australia’s new electricity infrastructure as a result of the Renewable Energy Zones policy.