Fossil fuels


30 Sep 2019

This report includes a new analysis of the relative contributions of the three main factors causing the reduction in emissions for electricity generation in the National Electricity Market. The report ends with the usual monthly Electricity Update summary to the end of 2019.

Discussion paper

12 Sep 2019

This paper provides a framework to see how the energy system is evolving. Between two narratives of transitions Gradual and Rapid , this paper summarises the main ways in which they differ and what to look for over the course of the next decade.


21 Aug 2019

Two leading Pacific academics, Tarcisius Kabutaulaka and Katerina Teaiwa, have criticised the security focus of Australia’s “step up” in the Pacific.


7 Aug 2019

This report argues that as the world increasingly shifts away from fossil fuels to a renewable energy future, Queensland can position itself as a leader in the transition to a modern, clean renewable powered economy.


8 Jul 2019

This report argues that the expansion in the exploitation of fossil fuel resources that Australia is planning goes against the global efforts to combat climate change and is not consistent with the global energy transition required to meet the Paris Agreement goals.


Recommendations for utilities and consulting engineers
26 Jun 2019

In this report the effects of PV integration into diesel driven micro-grids was investigated. The focus was set to the fuel saving potential due to the PV integration and the resulting economics for the system.

The report starts with a summary of the most...


6 Jun 2019

This report provides a statistical methodology for measuring fossil fuel subsidies, aimed at guiding countries on collecting data that will help evaluate the progress towards phasing out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies.

Briefing paper

29 May 2019

Most energy efficiency programs target only one fuel, usually electricity or natural gas. While they achieve savings, they sometimes miss opportunities by failing to address other fuels. Dual-fuel programs, on the other hand, have the potential to save more energy, reduce program costs, and improve...


26 May 2019

This study has conducted a review of the latest international developments in relation to CO2 emission standards for motor vehicles, and has made an assessment of on-road and real-world CO2 emission rates from the Australian on-road car fleet.


14 May 2019

This report looks at the world’s progress towards global energy targets on access to electricity, clean cooking, renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Fact sheet

2 May 2019

Key Facts:

Electricity emissions contribute a third of Australia’s total greenhouse gas emissions. The Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C limit requires that coal fired electricity be phased out by around 2030 in developed countries including Australia. Coal accounts for 62% of electricity generation in Australia, helping...


26 Mar 2019

This report explores a different approach to framing New Zealand’s long-term climate change targets and policies, and what that could mean for the landscapes.

Briefing paper

Analyses the roadmap to be presented by the Commission at the Automotive Industry Forum in Craiova on 18 March 2019
18 Mar 2019

On Monday 18 March 2019, the European Commission will present and discuss with Member States, industry and civil society a “Roadmap towards clean vehicles”. This document is the first-ever EU strategy to tackle polluting diesels on the road. It is the first proposal for an...


Building a robust power market to attract investment, reduce prices, improve efficiency and reliability
12 Mar 2019

Electricity prices in the Philippines are the highest in South East Asia and utilities rely excessively on imported coal and diesel. This report attributes the country’s lack of ability to attract large investments in renewables to purchase agreements that protect fossil fuel interests in imported...


26 Feb 2019

New South Wales creates more greenhouse gas pollution than any other state or territory in Australia, says this report. The state should invest in replacing its coal power stations with renewable energy, which would ensure continuity of electricity supply and create jobs.

Working paper

21 Feb 2019

This White Paper, produced as part of the World Economic Forum System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Long-Term Investing, Infrastructure and Development , envisions how policy-makers, particularly those from fossil-fuel-rich economies, can apply private-sector investment techniques to transform their economies in preparation for a...


Global and regional 100% renewable energy scenarios with non-energy GHG pathways for +1.5°C and +2°C
24 Jan 2019

This book presents detailed pathways to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2050, globally and across ten geographical regions.


17 Dec 2018

This report provides a snapshot of the ties between the fossil fuel industry and Australian universities. These ties could create a serious conflict of interest or bias when it comes to decisions around fossil fuel divestment, potentially jeopardising universities’ own endowment investments by failing to...

Discussion paper

14 Dec 2018

This discussion paper explores how Fossil Fuel Free Zones (FFFZs) could contribute to action on climate change.


3 Dec 2018

This report examines the policy and industry changes that have caused fuel supplies to fall to just a quarter of the International Energy Agency’s fuel stockholding obligation, along with costing a potential solution.



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