Energy transition

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Energy futures
Urban energy transition


Discussion paper

Discussion paper for the Climate and Recovery Initiative ninth roundtable

This paper highlights areas of policy that will be relevant for addressing current and persistent challenges related to energy markets, climate change, economic policy and inflation.
Report

Breaking new ground

The emerging clean energy economy offers a window of opportunity for Victoria’s Latrobe Valley. The authors of this report argue that capturing this potential requires a targeted and proactive policy approach that leverages the region’s entrenched advantages and lays the bedrock for sustained prosperity.
Report

China’s role in supplying critical minerals for the global energy transition: what could the future hold?

The world faces major challenges in responsibly sourcing large quantities of minerals that are critical for the transition to low-carbon energy sources. This report analyses how China's strategic position in regard to critical minerals may evolve, to shed light on current and emerging challenges for...
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AER Annual compliance and enforcement report 2021–22

This report summarises the Australian Energy Regulator's compliance and enforcement outcomes which are a key tool in the regulatory toolkit, deployed with the aim of ensuring that energy consumers are better off, now and in the future.
Report

Our future world: global megatrends impacting the way we live over coming decades

This report presents an update on CSIRO’s global megatrends out to 2042, with the view to guide long-term investment, strategic and policy directions across government, industry, the not-for-profit sector and the broader Australian community.
Working paper

Green growth and net zero policy in the UK: some conceptual and measurement issues

This paper discusses some of the fundamental issues related to the future growth of productivity under net zero climate change policies. The aim of the paper is to discuss just how challenging it will be for an advanced economy with a net zero target to...
Report

Re-energising Indo-Pacific relations: Australia's clean energy opportunity

This report outlines concrete recommendations on how Australia can lead a transformative energy revolution in the Indo-Pacific region ahead of the Sydney Energy Forum 12–13 July 2022 in Sydney, co-hosted by the Australian Government and the International Energy Agency.
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Unleashing solar and wind in ASEAN

This report analyses the latest electricity data in five major ASEAN countries. Furthermore, it aims to link the progress of clean energy development and the future renewable energy target to the IEA Net Zero pathway.
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Report of the Inquiry into renewable energy in Victoria

This report has been released to provide the Victorian context for the renewable energy transition, and to canvas some of the issues that have been raised during the inquiry. The report lists 24 findings and 32 recommendations for Commonwealth and Victorian Government agencies who play...
Report

Making energy resilient: state strategies, progress, and opportunities

Amidst energy transitions and the rising impacts of climate change, resilience is a growing part of state energy strategies. This report examines how resilience is addressed in planning and policy resources from a selection of representative states.
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Towards net zero: a practical plan for Australia’s governments

Tackling climate change will bring costs and benefits for Australia. In some sectors, the benefits will outweigh the costs. In others, big financial costs will remain even after our best cost-reduction efforts. This report finds that getting to net zero could be the biggest economic...
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China, climate politics and COP26

It is almost inevitable that competition between regional blocs — China, the United States, and Europe being the three most significant actors in this context — will increasingly be a feature of climate policy. This paper examines China's ambition to become carbon-neutral by 2060.
Report

From Paris to Glasgow: a world on the move

In the lead-up to COP26, there has been a rapid and irreversible shift in the global politics surrounding climate change. As the world's leaders head towards crucial negotiations in Glasgow, this report takes stock of the world’s response to the climate crisis and what Australia...
Report

Sunshot: Australia’s opportunity to create 395,000 clean export jobs

This report argues that Australia has a natural advantage to make the most of future opportunities in clean energy exports, with an abundance of solar and wind energy, and the metals and minerals required for the energy transition.
Discussion paper

We can work it out

In 2018 Germany set up a multi-stakeholder group, the German Coal Commission. Its mission was to deliver a plan for the phase out of coal-fired power and to meet Germany’s 2030 emission reduction target. The Commission was a mechanism to negotiate the policies to end...
Report

Sustainability of energy supply and resources in New South Wales

This inquiry examined the capacity and economic opportunities of renewable energy, including for workforces, industries and the wider economy impacted by COVID-19. It also covered trends in energy supply and exports, including investment and other financial arrangements, and effects on regional communities, water security, the...
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Exploring the just transition Europe

This paper provides an overview of key concepts, themes, opportunities and challenges in relation to European cities transitioning away from the use of fossil fuels.
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Innovation and the transition to a low carbon future

This paper outlines areas that the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) sees as requiring focus in accelerating innovation for emissions reduction.
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What regions need on the path to net zero emissions

This report finds that regional Australia is undergoing an economic transformation, with historical coal and gas heartlands in pole position to capitalise on the global shift to net zero emissions – with appropriate federal government planning, regulation and investment to manage the eventual decline of...