01 Jul 2017

Executive summary: The future for gas networks is uncertain and contested, mainly due to the carbon dioxide (CO2 ) and methane emissions associated with natural gas systems. Gas networks are used in many countries to deliver natural gas to industrial, commercial and domestic consumers, supplying energy for a range of services, including space heating, water heating and cooking.

Systematic review
17 Apr 2018

The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) is calling for submissions on how to change regulatory frameworks to help deliver long-term electricity reliability at least cost to consumers.

Discussion paper
13 Apr 2018

This discussion paper highlights the need for understanding the ultimate impact on electricity prices when making any changes to how transmission infrastructure is planned, built and operated. 

Discussion paper
28 Mar 2018

This research found that behaviourally-informed fact sheets can improve consumers’ engagement with energy plans and increase their confidence in choosing the right energy plan or retailer.

Report
02 Mar 2018

This Climate Council roadmap outlines how Australia can cut its rising greenhouse gas pollution levels, while continuing the transition to clean, affordable and reliable renewable energy and storage technology.

Policy report
23 Feb 2018

The February 2018 electricity update reviews the performance of the South Australian 'big battery.' The audit shows that Australia’s energy system is in transition, regardless of the political turmoil the change is creating.

Report
08 Feb 2018

This report provides an introduction to community-owned renewable energy. It includes Australian and international examples to show that this is a growing and important sector.

Report
15 Feb 2018

The first public consultation paper for the National Energy Guarantee has been released by the independent Energy Security Board. The guarantee’s intention is to deliver more reliable, affordable and cleaner energy to Australian consumers.

Discussion paper
14 Feb 2018

Australia's love affair with clean energy and battery storage is only just beginning, with the nation on the verge of an energy storage boom, as the cost of lithium-ion batteries rapidly drops. Prices have dropped by 80% since 2010, and are tipped to halve again by 2025.

Report
28 Nov 2017

AEMO has released its 2017/18 summer readiness report, which outlines all actions taken to best prepare the National Electricity Market to meet Australian energy consumer requirements.

Report
24 Nov 2017

This paper highlights the difficulties that the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) presents to agriculture, manufacturing and other sectors of the economy.

Discussion paper
01 Aug 2016

In recent months, there have been a number of inaccurate media stories linking high electricity prices in South Australia with the state’s high proportion of wind and solar generation.

Research report