The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the selection, contracting and ongoing management of investments by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and the extent to which the CEFC is meeting its legislated objective.
The papers in this session address the conference theme of The Connected City, which explores the provision of urban infrastructure.
Federal Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane claims gas supply problems are looming in NSW because there has been insufficient progress in developing its coal seam gas industry.
To explore pathways to creating a hydrogen economy, the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) recently joined forces with the prestigious National Academy of Engineering Korea (NAEK), bringing experts from both nations together for a one-day ‘Hydrogen Futures’ workshop in March 2020. This report...
Getting to net-zero emissions by 2050 requires a combination of technology and policy, and the pathway can take many forms. This brief provides several building blocks that governments are using, or are considering, to construct these pathways, but the scale of current policies is insufficient...
The objective of this project is to develop an updated, comprehensive energy and climate change policy package that is driven by science, technology and innovation to put Australia on a path to net-zero emissions by 2050.
By many measures, the world is still in the early stages of a deep and profound transformation in energy, and industrial and agricultural processes. This community paper focuses on the role of policy in these processes of transformation.
The ACT’s 4-yearly State of the Environment reporting is a requirement of the Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment Act 1993. The report provides the ACT community and government with commentary and analysis about the condition of the environment and progress towards sustainability.
The annual World Energy Issues Monitor provides unique insight into what energy policymakers, CEOs and leading experts identify as Critical Uncertainties and Action Priorities. Based on the analysis of over 3,000 survey responses from energy leaders in 104 countries as well as 550 responses from...
The Commonwealth Government has made technology central to reducing emissions to 2030, but the Australian Renewable Energy Agency has only $200 million to allocate to new projects. With multi-party support for the Agency, this paper argues that legislation to extend its funding should be urgently...