UN chief: Window to avert devasting climate impacts ‘rapidly closing’

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Drawing attention to the “deeply alarming” report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) last month, Secretary-General António Guterres spelled out that “much bolder climate action is needed” to maintain international peace and security. He urged the G20 industrialized nations to step up and drive action before the UN Climate Conference (COP26) in early […]

Investing in Australia’s net zero future

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ARENA will tackle emissions in heavy industry such as aluminium and steel, while also continuing to support the electricity transition and hydrogen. The newly launched Investment Plan will guide the types of projects ARENA invests in, shifting attention onto opportunities to tackle emissions from heavy industry. In the plan, ARENA expands ARENA’s electricity sector focus […]

Net zero by 2050 means eliminating fossil fuels from the grid by 2035

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Australia, it seems, is inching inexorably towards a net zero target for 2050. The onboarding of the country’s biggest business lobby, and even the Murdoch media, means that the Nationals and the naysayers are running out of excuses and platforms to oppose it, with the inglorious exception of Sky After Dark. Of course, a net […]

2021 Inputs, Assumptions and Scenarios Report

Inputs Assumptions and Scenarios Report

The 2021 Inputs, Assumptions and Scenarios Report (IASR) details how AEMO will model the future in its forecasting and planning publications for the rest of 2021 and into 2022. It has been developed through 10 months of deep collaboration with a broad range of industry participants, governments, and consumer representatives. It reflects stakeholder feedback and […]

Electricity Market Report

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When the IEA published its first Electricity Market Report in December 2020, large parts of the world were in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic and its resulting lockdowns. Half a year later, electricity demand around the world is rebounding or even exceeding pre-pandemic levels, especially in emerging and developing economies. Read the full report […]

Swings and Roundabouts the unexpected effects of Carbon Border Adjustments on Australia

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Too often climate policy discussion has been dominated by fantasy scenarios: either one where a single country acts alone; or one where the whole world moves in perfect harmony to a globally consistent carbon pricing system. Neither scenario matches the messy multi-speed reality. The Paris Agreement reflects significant action worldwide that will intensify over time. […]

Hydrogen Energy Briefing Paper No 2/2021

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This paper was produced to assist the Legislative Council’s Standing Committee on State Development with its current inquiry into the Development of a hydrogen industry in New South Wales. Read the full report here. 

The World Climate and Security Report 2021

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The COVID-19 pandemic gripped the globe shortly after the release of the inaugural World Climate and Security Report at the Munich Security Conference in February 2020. Despite the immediate and acute challenges of the pandemic, 2020 was an inflection point for global climate action. In the past twelve months the world has witnessed a sea […]