Power resources

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Electric power generation
Electric power production
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Electricity generation
Power generation
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Power plants

Coal comfort

This analysis reveals that while the Australian Government is considering taxpayer support for a new coal power station to be built in Queensland, there are currently no coal power plants under construction anywhere else in Australia or North America, and only one plant being built...
Discussion paper

Fossil fails in the smart state

Victoria's brown coal-fired power plants are some of the worst performing stations in the National Electricity Market. With hot and dry conditions forecast for the rest of this summer, this paper argues that Victoria is at risk of further breakdowns of aging coal generators, insufficient...
Discussion paper

Fighting for the ARENA: securing the Australian Renewable Energy Agency

The Commonwealth Government has made technology central to reducing emissions to 2030, but the Australian Renewable Energy Agency has only $200 million to allocate to new projects. With multi-party support for the Agency, this paper argues that legislation to extend its funding should be urgently...
Discussion paper

Accelerating renewable energy and energy efficiency: discussion document

This discussion paper examines a range of barriers and issues, and seeks feedback on a range of options to accelerate the use and supply of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. The reduction of energy-related carbon emissions will be critical to achieving Aotearoa’s climate goals.
Briefing paper

Climate Central Solutions Brief: battery energy storage

Batteries are having a moment. This briefing paper describes the rapid growth of battery storage capacity in the United States, and how it can be used to reduce carbon emissions, while making the power grid more resilient to extreme weather.

Mechanisms to enhance resilience in the power system - review of the South Australian black system event: final report

The Australian Energy Market Commission has published this final report from its South Australian black system event review. The report identifies systemic issues with existing National Electricity Rules (NER) frameworks for system security and recommends implementing a new operational mechanism for AEMO to enhance power...

Summer 2019-20 readiness plan

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has prepared this document to provide information about its preparations for summer 2019-20. These preparations are designed to minimise the risk of customer supply disruption in the National Electricity Market during the periods of highest demand for electricity from...
Audio interview

Do we need the National Energy Guarantee?

New modelling by the energy advisory firm RepuTex shows Australia is set to beat its emisisons targets under what it calls a "do nothing" scenario, suggesting the NEG could be redundant.

National Energy Emissions Audit: electricity update - November 2019

This report is the November 2019 issue of the NEEA Electricity Update, with data updated to the end of October 2019. The report presents data on electricity demand, electricity supply, and electricity generation emissions in the National Electricity Market (NEM), plus electricity demand in the...

Collie at the crossroads: planning a future beyond coal

Staring down the end of the coal industry that built the town, Collie faces a challenge dozens of communities around Australia, and thousands worldwide, will confront in coming decades. This report argues that a renewable transition and creating a circular economy can lower costs, diversify...