Urban energy transition
Advancing prosperity: 5 year productivity review
If Australia is to continue to grow its economy and increase individual prosperity, productivity policy should focus on key emerging trends like the shift towards service industries, according to this final report of the 5-year Productivity Inquiry.
Sunshot in 2023: accelerating towards Australia’s renewable exports opportunity
This publication outlines three key areas of focus to secure a leading role for Australia in the net zero economy, and to ensure all Australians benefit from the global energy transition.
Mission metrics: policy evaluation tools for cities to optimise learning for the green transition
The authors of this paper argue that if decision-makers are to find solutions for addressing wicked problems, such as the climate crisis, they must develop skills for accepting and navigating risks as a means for accelerating innovation.
Pathways to industrial decarbonisation
Kylie Turner, Anna Malos
Compiled in collaboration with companies representing around a fifth of Australia’s industrial emissions and a third of the ASX100 market value, this report urges strong, effective and coordinated action from industry, finance and across all levels of government to align the regulatory and policy mechanisms...
Economic and policy outlook 2023
CEDA’s Economic and Policy Outlook 2023 looks at the key issues likely to shape economic and policy outcomes in the year ahead. It provides valuable analysis to help policy-makers and business respond to critical issues.
Climate of the nation 2022
The Australia Institute’s annual 'Climate of the nation' report provides a comprehensive account of changing Australian beliefs and attitudes towards climate change, including its causes, impacts and solutions. For the first time, this year's report includes a chapter on Australians’ views on transport solutions, including...
What does the energy transition mean for the mining sector?
To meet the growing demand, the world will need new mines, and this new and rapidly changing context brings additional challenges and opportunities for the mining industry, for governments and communities. This report highlights a selection of key trends to understand the regulatory requirements and...
Wrong reaction: why ‘next-generation’ nuclear is not a credible energy solution
The pressing need to transition from fossil fuel energy to a low carbon future has seen renewed calls for domestic nuclear power in Australia’s political arena. This paper explores the global status of Small Modular Reactors and wider ‘next-generation’ nuclear technology and explores whether this...
Making the transition happen: investment policy for a net zero emissions economy
This document articulates the public policy priorities that investors seek so they can deploy capital into the opportunities and solutions to climate change. It is based on extensive input from the IGCC’s membership, industry peak bodies and a wider set of stakeholders.
Australia's clean engine room: central Queensland's industrial future
Few places have more to lose from the impacts of climate change than central Queensland. At the same time, perhaps nowhere else has greater natural advantages in clean energy and is better placed to prosper as the world moves beyond fossil fuels. The authors of...
Power up: ten climate gamechangers
Australia is already suffering significant losses from climate change. The authors of this report argue that accelerating the nation's energy transition will increase energy security and affordability, boost productivity, and ensure we get on a trajectory of steep emissions reductions.
Australia’s funding of energy research – quantum and comparison
Drawing upon International Energy Agency (IEA) data and accounting for some of the differences in energy RD&D context and data reporting mechanisms between the countries, this paper highlights how Australia’s reported government energy RD&D spend has decreased significantly since 2013.
First mover movement: making the most of Australia’s hydrogen opportunity
Australia is in the midst of a remarkable energy transition. With the election of the Albanese Government, Australia is now targeting net-zero emissions by 2050. This report argues that such a transformation creates profound opportunities for Australia – a country that has always enjoyed advantages...
Queensland's renewable future: investment, jobs and skills
The purpose of this report is to engage deeply with one fundamental question - what will be required of Queensland’s construction workforce from now to 2050 to deliver the renewable energy boom?
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.
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.
Powering Canberra: our pathway to electrification
The ACT is preparing to electrify Canberra and transition away from the use of fossil-fuel gas by 2045. This position paper focuses on the government's work to transition the Territory away from gas use, to help reach a target of net zero emissions by 2045.
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...
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.
Just transitions in Australia: moving towards low carbon lives across policy, industry and practice
This report outlines how Australia can move equitably towards zero carbon emissions by overcoming socio-economic, location, scale and technology challenges.
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.
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...
Energy research translation
While net-zero emissions by 2050 is the destination for Australia’s emissions, the critical questions are how will we get there and at what rate. This is currently unclear. The Australian Energy Transition Research Plan’s first report was released in June 2021 and emphasises that the...
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.
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.