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Renewable Energy Target

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Blog post

Australia not to hit its 5% 2020 emissions reduction target till 2030

A report released last month by the Department of the Environment and Energy shows that Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 are estimated to be just 1.6% below their 2000 level. This means that, come June, we will have missed Australia’s decade-long, bipartisan and treaty...
Report

Victorian Renewable Energy Target: 2018-19 progress report

This report outlines the achievements of the Victorian government's renewable energy policies and programs in driving new investment in renewable energy projects, creating jobs, reducing emissions from electricity generation, and supporting supply chain development over the 2018-19 financial year.
Briefing paper

Australia's clean energy investment outlook

The Clean Energy Regulator announced this month that the 2020 Renewable Energy Target has now been met. But with investment slowing, no national policy and a range of regulatory barriers emerging, what happens next is unclear.
Dataset

Certificate shortfall register

The Clean Energy Regulator has today published the 2018 certificate shortfall list and large scale generation certificate market update - February 2019 following final surrender by liable entities for the 2018 assessment year. Across both the Large-scale Renewable Energy Target and Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme...
Report

Administration of the Renewable Energy Target

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Clean Energy Regulator’s administration of the Renewable Energy Target scheme.
Report

Victorian Renewable Energy Target: 2017-18 progress report

This is the first report delivered since the REJI Act commenced on 15 December 2017. The reporting period for this report is the 2017-18 financial year.
Statistics

Polling - Clean Energy Target

Most Australians support a Clean Energy Target and they want it to build renewables, including most voters for the Coalition and One Nation, according to this polling.
Working paper

Will a contract make the difference? Government policy and new coal power stations

This working paper explores the necessary provisions of a Contract for Difference (CFD) for a new ‘High Efficiency Low Emissions’ (HELE) coal generator producing steam at ultrasupercritical pressure and temperature.
Discussion paper

Victorian Renewable Energy Auction Scheme: consultation paper

This consultation paper seeks feedback on the design of the overall scheme structure, as well as on specific scheme components including payment structure, contracting elements, scheme administration and cost recovery mechanism, and auction evaluation principles.
Report

Clean energy Australia report 2015

In mid-2015, the Large-scale Renewable Energy Target (LRET) was reduced from 41,000 gigawatt-hours (GWh) to 33,000 GWh by 2020. The positive for the industry was that the amended legislation ended almost two years of uncertainty and frozen investment. The amendment also removed the provision for...
Technical report

NEMLink: augmenting the Australian National Electricity Market transmission grid to facilitate increased wind turbine generation and its effect on transmission congestion

This report compares the effect of increasing the number of wind turbine generators on transmission line congestion in the Australian National Electricity Market’s (NEM) under the existing transmission grid and an augmented version of the transmission grid called NEMLink. The comparison is made from 2014...
Technical report

Australian National Electricity Market Model - version 1.10

This working paper provides details of the Australian National Electricity Market (ANEM) model version 1.10 used in the research project titled: An investigation of the impacts of increased power supply to the national grid by wind generators on the Australian electricity industry. The paper provides...
Technical report

NEMLink: augmenting the Australian National Electricity Market transmission grid to facilitate increased wind turbine generation and its effect on wholesale spot prices

This report compares the effect of increasing the number of wind turbine generators on wholesale spot prices in the Australian National Electricity Market’s (NEM) under the existing transmission grid and an augmented version of the transmission grid called NEMLink.
Technical report

The effect of increasing the number of wind turbine generators on generator energy in the Australian National Electricity Market from 2014 to 2025

This report investigates the effect of increasing the number of wind turbine generators on energy generation in the Australian National Electricity Market’s (NEM) existing transmission grid from 2014 to 2025. This report answers urgent questions concerning the capability of the existing transmission grid to cope...
Report

The effect of increasing the number of wind turbine generators on wholesale spot prices in the Australian National Electricity Market from 2014 to 2025

Preface This report investigates the effect of increasing the number of wind turbine generators on wholesale spot prices in the Australian National Electricity Market’s (NEM) existing transmission grid from 2014 to 2025. This reports answers urgent questions concerning the capability of the existing transmission grid...
Working paper

The effect of increasing the number of wind turbine generators on transmission line congestion in the Australian National Electricity Market from 2014 to 2025

This report investigates the effect of increasing the number of wind turbine generators on transmission line congestion in the Australian National Electricity Market’s (NEM) existing transmission grid from 2014 to 2025. This reports answers urgent questions concerning the capability of the existing transmission grid to...
Report

Clean energy Australia report 2014

The review of the Renewable Energy Target (RET), which was announced in February 2014 and continued beyond the end of the year, essentially froze new investment in large-scale renewable energy in Australia last year. According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, new investment in large-scale projects...
Report

Australia’s post-2020 emission challenge: our role in the international cycle of growing ambition

The Australian government should announce an independent, transparent domestic process to define our initial post-2020 target offer, argues this report. Summary Much of the recent climate policy debate in Australia has been framed around our 2020 emissions reduction and renewable energy goals. While these goals...