Energy industries

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Report

Listening, learning, and leading: a framework for regulatory excellence

To create a framework for regulatory excellence that can be practically applied by the Alberta Energy Regulator and other regulators, this report expands upon three core attributes of excellence: utmost integrity, empathic engagement and stellar competence.
Report

Does Australia need nuclear-powered submarines and a nuclear-power sector?

In light of Australia’s climate commitments, it stands to reason that the creation of a nuclear-power sector ought to be revisited, writes Lesley Hughes.
Report

National Energy Emissions Audit: January 2021

This issue of the NEEA report contains data relating to electricity in the National Electricity Market updated to the end of November 2020. This includes a short summary of the very important investment initiatives in New South Wales, announced by Minister Matt Kean at the...
Briefing paper

When the going gets tough ... the gas industry sacks workers

The analysis in this report estimates that the oil and gas industry cut around 10 percent of its workforce in the 12 months to December last year. Despite this, the Australian Government is continuing to hand out large taxpayer subsidies to the industry as part...
Report

Clean resilient states: the role of U.S. states in addressing climate action

U.S. states have always played an important role in setting the nation’s energy and climate policies. This paper discusses how key measures of emissions reductions, clean growth, and energy resilience may shape perceptions about state performance in addressing climate change imperatives.
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Gas inquiry 2017–2025: interim report - January 2021

This is the tenth 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.
Discussion paper

Chasing the pack: Australia's prospects on green trade and climate diplomacy

This paper analyses how Australia’s immediate economic and diplomatic future could be defined by global activity around climate diplomacy, green trade and low-carbon investment.
Report

Infrastructure beyond COVID-19: a national study on the impacts of the pandemic on Australia

This report assesses the causes and lasting consequences of COVID-related trends on Australian infrastructure development.
Report

Post-2025 market design directions paper

In September 2020, the Energy Security Board released a consultation paper that outlined reform options under consideration as part of the Post-2025 market design project. This paper provides a high-level summary of stakeholder feedback and sets out the consolidated reform directions the ESB proposes to...
Report

Muzzling dissent: how corporate influence over politics has fueled anti-protest laws

This report examines anti-protest laws passed or introduced in three American states — Louisiana, Minnesota, and West Virginia — and traces how corporate influence has spurred elected officials to attempt to use those laws to clamp down on opposition during the construction of new, controversial...