20 Jun 2018

As the international conference on the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development” 2018-2028 starts today in Dushanbe, Tajikistan - and ahead of ICE’s Global Engineering Congress in London in October - we explore the 5-fold multiplier effect that investment in water infrastructure can have on society.

Blog post
01 Mar 2015

The transformation of energy systems is influencing economic policy agendas all over the world, particularly in industrialized countries. In this process, Germany has taken a pioneering role, and hence the technical innovations, legal frameworks, and business models established there are also of interest for other countries trying to achieve broader use of renewable energies.

Journal article
02 Dec 2013

Energy has been a hot political issue in Australia for more than a decade. In a country with abundant natural resources energy prices are now among the highest in the world. The high prices produce financial stress on consumers, and drive industry offshore, taking with it jobs and support for local communities. People have had enough.

Audio interview
01 Jun 2018

This edition of the National Energy and Emissions Audit shows that the National Electricity Market (NEM) is transitioning to renewable energy despite political and policy uncertainty.

Report
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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