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Energy transition

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Energy futures
Urban energy transition
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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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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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State of the energy market 2020

This report provides an accessible review of the transmission and distribution networks and energy retail markets in eastern and southern Australia over 2019 and the early months of 2020.
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Equitable recovery strategies

This report outlines a longer-term policy programme, which includes Green and Integrated Public Healthcare System Deals, which should be an integral part of global economic recovery or stimulus plans.
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Wind generation stack update

This report includes an updated wind generation stack, an assessment of the potential for offshore wind in New Zealand, and the potential trend of technology costs.