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
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
11 Mar 2017

Creating a sustainable bioeconomy—which takes advantage of unused or underexploited bio-resources, turns them into replacements for fossil-based fuel, energy, and products and contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the protection of local environments—is a truly monumental task.

Journal article
12 Sep 2018

In September 2018, the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) launched this guide, which consolidates the experiences from ICAP Members that have considered or operate a linked market alongside insights from the literature. It provides policymakers with step-by-step guidance throughout the whole process of linking.

Guide
04 Sep 2018

Blockchain is a tool to standardise the regulatory process that serves the policy purposes better. A blockchain provides guidelines to help policymakers to respond to rapid changes in technologies, etc. 

Video
02 Apr 2018

An emissions trading system (ETS) is a market-based mechanism that is applied to achieve emissions targets at least cost. By fixing a quantity of emissions (the cap), requiring that companies surrender one allowance for each unit of emissions generated and making the allowance tradable, a carbon market is created through which an allowance price emerges.

Report
07 Jun 2017

This statement sets out the Victorian government's position on the future use of brown coal in a low emission context.

Other text
22 May 2017

Today, about 40 national and over 20 sub-national jurisdictions responsible for almost one fourth of global greenhouse gas emissions are putting a price on carbon. This report reviews key developments and prospects of existing and emerging carbon initiatives.

Report
23 May 2017

This report concludes that a strong carbon-price is necessary to meet the world’s agreed climate goals in the most cost-effective way while fostering growth.

Technical report
20 Sep 2016

As the world's natural resources dwindle and critical levels of environmental pollution are approached, sustainability becomes a key issue for governments, organisations and individuals.

Journal article
30 Sep 2016

The Latrobe Valley has a proud history of supplying the electricity that powers Victoria. But coalburning power stations are ageing and – responding to climate change – the world is moving rapidly to cleaner energy sources. In this shifting context, the Latrobe Valley faces inevitable change. The question is: how will that change be managed?

Report
13 Jun 2019

Australia has over 2 million PV installations given a combined capacity of over 11.1 gigawatts as of January 2019. This area experienced extremely rapid growth between 2010 and 2013 and has continued to grow. As Australia’s high capacity of PV installations, distributed energy markets have been established to capitalise on the available energy.

Report