RESEARCH & REPORTS

Grattan report calls for 'capacity mechanism' in Australia's electricity

Grattan report calls for 'capacity mechanism' in Australia's electricity

A new Grattan Institute report has called for preparatory work to begin immediately on a 'capacity mechanism' to ensure reliable electricity supplies with less threat of shortages and blackouts, as well as to encourage investment in new electricity generation,...

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Solar energy capacity will soon surpass nuclear globally

Solar energy capacity will soon surpass nuclear globally

New data from Green Tech Media (GTM) suggests that rapid adoption of solar power could mean that its global gigawatt capacity rivals that of nuclear power by the end of 2017, and while nuclear currently far exceeds solar in terms of energy generation,...

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100% renewable energy worldwide is possible by 2050

100% renewable energy worldwide is possible by 2050

A detailed roadmap for 139 countries by scientists from Stanford University outlines a path to a future powered entirely by wind, water and solar generated energy.

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Tasmanian government responds to Energy Security Taskforce report

Tasmanian government responds to Energy Security Taskforce report

The Tasmanian government has responded to the final report from the state's Energy Security Taskforce by recommitting to plans of adding up to 1000GWh of new renewable generation to the state's power mix in a bid to make the state 'energy self-sufficient'...

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Australia's climate science at risk of falling behind global standards

Australia's climate science at risk of falling behind global standards

Australia's climate science research sector is world-class, but must improve coordination of climate science programs among research bodies and Universities, or risk falling behind global efforts in areas such as climate modelling, according to a new...

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Progress in raising ethical standards in global supply chains stalls

Progress in raising ethical standards in global supply chains stalls

An international study by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) found that less than a quarter of global businesses address climate change and child labour in their supply chains, and progress in raising ethical standards in global supply chains has stalled...

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Clean energy transition to boost demand for minerals

Clean energy transition to boost demand for minerals

The expected continuing boom in low-carbon energy technologies will increase demand for many minerals and metals, which opens new business opportunities for resource-rich countries, according to a new report by the World Bank.

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Businesses are underestimating consumer expectations on renewables

Businesses are underestimating consumer expectations on renewables

A new report by the Australian Renewables Energy Agency (ARENA) shows Australian businesses are underestimating consumer expectations when it comes to a business' uptake of clean energy.

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The more ambitious the CET, the lower the price of energy

The more ambitious the CET, the lower the price of energy

New modelling by energy analysis firm RepuTex shows the more ambitious a clean energy target (CET) is, the lower Australian wholesale electricity prices will be.

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Australia performing poorly on climate policy

Australia performing poorly on climate policy

A report of the G20's transition to low carbon economies has rated Australia as a low performer when it comes to climate policy, with the federal government being criticised for their lack of ambition when it comes to their strategy and their continued...

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