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Renewable energy



Working paper

Renewable energy development and the Native Title Act 1993 (Cwlth): the fairness of validating future Acts associated with renewable energy projects

The authors of this argue that the Native Title Act 1993 (Cwlth) should be amended to place less weight on economic and similar considerations when authorising the compulsory acquisition of native title for renewable energy development, or prohibit the compulsory acquisition of native title generally...
Conference paper

Financing renewable energy in cities is an opportunity to prioritise public services provision and inclusive community participation

This paper highlights alternative modes of renewable energy investment in cities led by local government and community organisations.
Report

Changing pathways for Australian gas: a 1.5°C scenario analysis of new Australian gas projects

While this report focuses on the risks to Australian gas projects, there are also opportunities for Australian energy companies in the transition to net-zero emissions. The ability of oil and gas producers to successfully transform their business and tap into these opportunities is another important...
Report

Clean energy Australia report 2022

This report covers the latest key figures and statistics on the national energy market. It is the only analysis that includes the National Electricity Market, the Western Australian electricity grid, and other major regional grids across the country in areas such as the Northern Territory.
Policy

Tackling the climate crisis

This policy statement outlines The Greens' policy position on climate change and energy resources.
Working paper

Contributing to regional decarbonization: Australia’s potential to supply zero-carbon commodities to the Asia-Pacific

This paper investigates three pathways by which Australia could export zero-carbon energy and products: direct exports of renewable electricity via sub-sea cables, exports of zero-carbon fuels (such as green hydrogen), and the export of 'green' metals processed from Australian ores using renewable energy.
Report

Sustainable industrial jobs in the Hunter: aluminium manufacturing and Australia’s energy advantage

This report argues that the rapid transformation of Australia's aluminium facilities to sustainable sources of electricity would spark substantial economic benefits - for the aluminium industry, its supply chain, and for the burgeoning renewable energy sector.
Conference proceedings

APEC Workshop on evaluating energy technologies, programs and policies

This project organised and hosted four two-hour online workshops in September 2021 to bring together policy-makers and evaluation practitioners to highlight evaluation methods and analysis, and the evaluation of energy technologies, programs and policies. The workshop focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Policy report

Innovation and industrial policies for green hydrogen

This paper examines the current development of hydrogen technology in the manufacturing sector and the industrial policies enacted to support it across countries.
Report

Breaking new ground

To secure enduring prosperity in south-west Queensland, this report argues that the state cannot rely on renewable projects alone—many of the jobs they create are short-term construction jobs, with far fewer long-term stable jobs in maintenance and operations. This report outlines the opportunities that are...
Report

Geopolitics of the energy transformation: the hydrogen factor

As countries around the world rally behind net zero targets, hydrogen is increasingly seen as a missing piece of the energy transformation puzzle to decarbonise harder-to-abate sectors. This report considers whether and how hydrogen may disrupt future energy systems, reflecting on many of the key...
Report

Renewables offer economic development potential for Indigenous communities

Australia’s electricity and energy industries are transitioning in response to political, policy financial and consumer forces calling for actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and human impacts on climate change. This paper provides context to the renewable opportunity, outlining Indigenous people’s current interactions with renewable...
Briefing paper

Money talks: stockmarket listings of fossil fuel and electrification mineral companies

This briefing note tallies up new listings on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) over the year to 31 October 2021, outlining how many fossil fuel companies have listed compared to resource companies focused on electrification minerals.
Report

Crunch time: how climate action in the 2020s will define Australia

This report unpacks the key takeaways for Australia from the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, in particular the urgent need for Australia to catch up with the rest of the world.
Policy

Powering Australia

An Albanese Labor Government will deliver 'Powering Australia' – Labor’s plan to create jobs, cut power bills and reduce emissions by boosting renewable energy
Report

Energy 2021

This report summarises the audit results of Queensland’s six energy entities. The report concludes that the financial statements of Queensland's energy entities are reliable and energy sector profits have increased. However, weaknesses in the entities’ information systems still persist.
Report

Critical point: securing the raw materials needed for the UK's green transition

This document argues that by cutting energy demand, improving efficiency and keeping raw materials in use for longer, the United Kingdom can stay within its global fair share of resources.
Strategy

Australia’s bioenergy roadmap

This strategy document identifies the role that the bioenergy sector can play in Australia’s energy transition and in helping Australia to further reduce carbon emissions.
Report

Australia's long-term emissions reduction plan

This strategy document outlines the Australian government's plan to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
Strategy

The plan to deliver net zero: the Australian way

Australia is setting a target to deliver net zero emissions by 2050. This plan outlines responsible and practical actions towards that goal that are in Australia's national interest.