Energy industries

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Report

Coal-faced: exposing AGL as Australia’s biggest climate polluter

This report outlines the pivotal role that AGL plays in fuelling climate change in Australia, as the owner of the country’s most polluting coal burning power stations, and the environmental and economic benefits of AGL shifting to renewable energy.
Report

Top quartile regulator report: phase 1 - March 2021

The report summarises research conducted on best practices and ideas from other jurisdictions and examines areas where the Ontario Energy Board should improve its performance, through a series of proposed initiatives.
Discussion paper

Missing a stitch in time

Australia’s electricity industry constitutes a large and critical component of our national economic infrastructure. This report provides evidence of a pattern of systematic underinvestment in the upkeep and capability of the national electricity grid.
Briefing paper

Zero-carbon power is a key milestone on the route to net-zero

This briefing paper examines the latest energy scenarios informing United Kingdom and European Union policy-making, and compares these with the announced United States target for a zero-carbon electricity system by 2035.
Report

Wrong way, go back

In this report, Mark Ogge argues that the Morrison Government should undertake a credible and thorough policy development process that begins with explaining and clarifying what the Gas-Fired Recovery plan aims to achieve.
Working paper

‘Clean’ hydrogen? An analysis of the emissions and costs of fossil fuel based versus renewable electricity based hydrogen

In this working paper, the authors argue that establishing hydrogen supply chains on the basis of fossil fuels, as many national strategies foresee, may be incompatible with decarbonisation objectives and raise the risk of stranded assets.
Discussion paper

Volt-face: changing energy security in the National Electricity Market

The Australia Institute has commissioned a technical study on inertia and system strength from the Victorian Energy Policy Centre, to provide evidence for input into the Energy Security Board (ESB) process. This companion paper summarises the key findings of the technical study, as well as...
Report

Renewable superpower scorecard 2021: Australia’s race to a renewable future

This publication presents a snapshot of how Australia’s states, territories and the federal government are performing in the race to become a renewable superpower.
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.