The AEMC has recommended changes to give regulators oversight over a wider range of pipeline services, and to allow all stakeholders, including pipeline users, to have more input into regulators’ decisions on appropriate prices, services and conditions. This would mean pipeline users are better represented...
This reports aims to assist the Sino-Australian bilateral relationship adapt to meet China’s new carbon emissions policies and to facilitate a smoother transition to a low carbon future.
The National Construction Code is a ready-made policy instrument to influence the energy efficiency of new buildings and major renovations. Improved building energy efficiency presents a win-win-win solution, reducing stress on the electricity network and supporting a least-cost pathway to decarbonisation while also delivering cost...
This report compares the fuel efficiency of 20 airlines operating nonstop flights between the mainland United States and East Asia and Oceania. It extends the previous transatlantic fuel efficiency methodology to the transpacific market.
HighlightsHainan Airlines and All Nippon Airways (ANA) were...
There are calls for changes to the nation's building code to ensure homes are heat stress resistant in summer.
A study has found new 'energy efficient' homes can actually be less resistant to heat than older double-brick homes.
As a result, Australian's are...
This report provides a summary of the research activities in the research project RP3028: A Virtual Market for Analysing the Uptake of Energy Efficiency Measures in Residential and Commercial Sectors.
To enable the development of policy programs to increase adoption of energy-efficient products, there...
In Australia, heatwaves are the deadliest natural hazard and a major driver of peak electricity demand. The disproportionately high peak demand increases electricity prices, causes occasional blackouts and exacerbates energy poverty, all of which limit one’s ability to use air conditioning. Meanwhile, increased energy efficiency...
This Victorian government strategy outlines actions in three areas: energy efficiency and productivity in business, housing and a transition to high efficiency buildings.
The Green Building Council of Australia with the Property Council of Australia, Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH), Energy Efficiency Council, Facilities Management Association of Australia, City of Sydney, City of Melbourne and CitySwitch have produced a policy framework addressing the potential...
Prioritizing efforts in four areas could help cities achieve 90 to 100 percent of the emissions reductions needed by 2030.
The National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS) for Organisations has been designed to accommodate a wide variety of organisations with operations in Australia, regardless of scale and type. From large-scale organisations with thousands of employees to local businesses, the NCOS for Organisations can be used as...
Smart Cooling in the Tropics (SCIT) was a project whose main goals were to create energy savings and improve human thermal comfort in low income households located in Darwin, Australia. The project was funded through the Australian Government’s Low Income Energy Efficiency Program (LIEEP). The...
Numerous mandatory energy efficiency building standards and rating systems have been developed globally. The International Passive House Standard is a voluntary alternative, but there is little data on the performance of houses built to this standard in Australia. One house in suburban Canberra demonstrates that...
Energy costs’ impact on industrial competitiveness is not well known in Australia. This paper investigates this question empirically by undertaking a two-part analysis.
Purpose / Context – Energy efficiency measures/ private home-owners/ decision process
Methodology / Approach –Explorative research/ qualitative interviews/ content analysis
Results – Decisions towards energetic renovation measures can be characterized as a strategic consumer decision rather than the often assumed purely investment decision....
In February 2015 the principle of ‘Efficiency First’ (E1st) was formally endorsed by the European Commission within the framework of the Energy Union. Based on the input of experts from the Regulatory Assistance Project, E3G, ClientEarth, eceee, the Smart Energy Demand Coalition, CAN Europe, Friends...
Deadline 2020 is the first significant routemap for achieving the Paris Agreement, outlining the pace, scale and prioritization of action needed by C40 member cities over the next 5 years and beyond.