In the coming decades, Australia is set to see a dramatic expansion in renewable energy projects. It is likely that many of these will occur on land subject to Indigenous rights and interests. This paper looks to extractive industry experience in negotiating access and benefit...
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.
With up to $10 million of funding from ARENA, TasNetworks is investigating how further Bass Strait interconnection might form a key part of Australia’s future electricity and telecommunications grid.
Interconnection between Tasmania and the rest of Australia could unlock further dispatchable...
This research from the Australian National University (ANU) has found that Australia is installing renewable power per person each year faster than any other country, helping it to meet its entire Paris Agreement emissions reduction targets five years early.
New energy technologies are cheaper than fossil fuels for electricity and will soon be cheaper for transport. Engineers have increased the feasibility ceiling of renewables to far above the current penetration levels in most countries. Meanwhile, there is rising global concern about local pollution and...
This paper argues that a Canada Clean Power Fund could knit together a national grid to create a competitive advantage in the low-carbon future.
This research shows the Senate crossbench safeguarded $23.4 billion worth of investment in renewable energy from 2013–2018, when it prevented the Coalition Government from abolishing three renewable energy policies (the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, ARENA and the Renewable Energy Target).
This report analyses the geopolitical implications of the global energy transformation driven by renewables.
This draft report sets out the Commission’s emerging thinking and draft recommendations to enable distribution businesses to provide stand-alone power systems to their existing customers where it is economically efficient (for example, in remote locations), while maintaining appropriate consumer protections and service standards.
Addressing New Zealand’s energy challenges will necessitate more proactive and inclusive policy co-ordination by government and regulatory authorities than that practiced since the late 1980’s.
The major conclusion that has come out of the various debates surrounding energy policy is that there is a serious electricity and power affordability problem across the National Electricity Market (NEM). Price increases over the last decade are significantly affecting Australian businesses and consumers.
Renewable generation in the National Energy Market (NEM) has reached a new record high, with all new energy generation over the last two months due to eight new solar farms coming online in the NEM, the latest findings from the National Energy Emissions Audit show....
This paper argues that between 18,000 and 59,000 construction and installation jobs could be created if the Australian Energy Market Operator’s Integrated System Plan ‘fast scenario’ on renewable transition is adopted. It would see around 53% of capacity from renewable energy by 2030.
Although a carbon price is rejected by both major political parties at present, several simple and affordable policies, to be implemented by a future federal government and existing state governments, could assist the market to accelerate the renewable electricity transition.
Securing our energy is a collection of expert essays on the challenges and opportunities of energy security, energy access and climate change.
The renewable energy boom is accelerating in Australia, and across the world. In the absence of any meaningful Commonwealth government leadership, state and territory governments are leading Australia’s electricity transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy and storage.
Speakers: Chris Benedict, Gina Bocra - LEED AP, Priscilla Richards
The Energy Code is an increasingly robust tool for improving energy efficiency in our buildings. This session will examine how far the existing code has come and identify the remaining barriers and limits. Speakers...
The Victorian government has developed these draft guidelines to help outline the assessment and development process for large-scale solar energy facilities in Victoria. The document includes an outline of requirements for planning and assessing new solar energy facility proposals for councils and developers.
As dozens of cities try to slash carbon emissions by 2050, Copenhagen aims to do it in half the time - in just seven years.
Around the world, more than 70 major cities have pledged to end their reliance on fossil fuels and stop...