15 Oct 2015

The residential sector represents some 30% of global electricity consumption but the underlying composition and drivers are still only poorly understood. The drivers are many, varied, and complex, including local climate, household demographics, household behaviour, building stock and the type and number of appliances.

Journal article
28 Feb 2018

Urban green space provides multiple benefits to city dwellers— both human and non-human. These ‘nature-based solutions’ include mitigating urban heat and stormwater runoff, providing biodiversity habitat and contributing to human health and wellbeing, and social and cultural processes, which are key elements in creating ecological cities.

Chapter
21 Dec 2017

This feasibility study confirms that the Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro expansion project is both technically and financially feasible.

Report
01 Oct 2017

Walking, often combined with public transport, provides a critical opportunity for young people to lead independent lives. Suburban environments that are difficult to walk around or to use public transport leave many young people reliant on parents or others to drive them.

Report
18 Apr 2017

This study by US company WalletHub looks at the environmental policies across the US. It uses the three dimensions of environmental quality, eco-friendly behaviors and climate-change contributions with 20 metrics from clean air levels to lowest energy use per capita. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with the higher the number reflecting the greenest behavior. Vermont came in at No.

Website
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
15 Feb 2019

This paper presents opportunities for state and territory-level governments to work towards fostering strong economies that facilitate deep emissions reductions by 2050.

Discussion paper
13 Dec 2018

Although Germany has been a global leader in moving to decarbonize its massive economy, the country’s ambitious clean-energy transformation is faltering. Now, a broad spectrum of energy experts are working to revitalize the effort to make Germany nearly carbon-free by mid-century.

Article
01 Oct 2018

The latest version of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) aims to achieve a highly energy efficient and decarbonised building stock by 2050, and compels Member States to develop respective roadmaps, guidelines and measurable, targeted actions.

Fact sheet
12 Sep 2018

This report presents results from applying a new technique called Contribution Analysis to local community greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory data. Contribution Analysis separates out the impact of different drivers of change between multiple inventory years. The drivers looked at include population/ commercial growth, energy usage per person, and the carbon intensity of energy sources.

Report
09 Aug 2017

This issues paper aims to assist individuals and organisations to participate in the inquiry. It outlines the background to the inquiry, the Commission’s intended approach, and the matters about which the Commission is seeking comment and information.

Discussion paper
08 May 2017

This paper is part of a series of briefing papers that examine the climate change policies of the countries key to the Paris Agreement and its effective and ongoing implementation.
Executive Summary

Briefing paper