Energy industries

NARROWER TERMS
Report

National Energy Emissions Audit: September 2021

This issue starts with an update in the NEEA estimate of changes in Australia’s total energy combustion emissions up to the end of June 2021. This is followed by a short section on recent trends in the emissions efficiency of new vehicles.
Strategy

2021 Australian infrastructure plan

The reforms outlined in this strategy document reflect an industry consensus that was developed in close collaboration with government, industry and communities. Infrastructure Australia completed a comprehensive engagement program that targeted more than 6,500 community members and industry stakeholders across Australia’s cities and regions.
Report

Energy in New Zealand 21

This publication provides comprehensive information on and analysis of New Zealand's energy supply, demand and prices.
Report

Fuelling cooperation: the Indo-Pacific hydrogen transformation

This paper argues that the creation of an integrated Indo-Pacific hydrogen market would transform regional geopolitics, help avoid the worst effects of climate change, and would also sustain greater levels of energy security and regional interdependence.
Report

Towards net zero: practical policies to reduce industrial emissions

This is the second of a series of five reports the Grattan Institute intends to publish in the lead-up to the international climate conference in Glasgow in November, showing how Australia can build momentum towards net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Policy report

Back of the pack: an assessment of Australia’s energy transition

Beyond the comparison with other countries, this paper indicates that Australia’s so-called ‘gas-fired economic recovery’ runs absolutely counter to the needs of Australia’s energy system transition, and would worsen, not improve, Australia’s emissions reduction performance.
Discussion paper

A hydrogen Guarantee of Origin scheme for Australia: discussion paper

The establishment of a hydrogen Guarantee of Origin (GO), or certification scheme, is a priority action under Australia’s national hydrogen strategy. This paper outlines methodologies for guaranteeing the origin of clean hydrogen from three main production pathways: electrolysis, coal gasification with carbon capture and storage...
Article

Regulatory excellence

Regulators risk being captive to incumbent models of regulation that served the public reasonably well in the past but are no longer fit-for-purpose. This article discusses the Alberta Energy Regulator's strategic vision to instead be recognised as a best-in-class regulatory institution.
Briefing paper

Hydrogen energy

This paper was produced to assist the Legislative Council's Standing Committee on State Development with its inquiry into the development of a hydrogen industry in New South Wales.
Report

Out of sight, out of mind: impacts of Japanese use of Australian coal

With collaboration between Japanese and Australian communities, progress is possible to reduce the damage caused by coal mining in Australia and coal consumption in Japan. The aim of this report is to support this collaboration.