18 Jun 2019

 This report provides an overview of the renewable energy markets, investments and policies around the world, based on evidence from 2018.

Annual Report
26 May 2019

This study has conducted a review of the latest international developments in relation to CO2 emission standards for motor vehicles, and has made an assessment of on-road and real-world CO2 emission rates from the Australian on-road car fleet.

21 May 2019

This report assesses the prospects for residential solar, batteries and electric vehicles (EVs) in Britain and Germany, and looks at opportunities for near-term growth in the residential solar, battery storage and EV markets.

14 May 2019

This report looks at the world’s progress towards global energy targets on access to electricity, clean cooking, renewable energy and energy efficiency.


This research emphasizes the importance of designing resource cycles simultaneously with the energy transition, and the need for collaboration between energy-mineral sectors, which tend to be considered separately at present.

Journal article
14 Jun 2016

A significant body of research confirms the major contribution that improved building performance can make to national energy and greenhouse abatement policies. The challenge facing governments is how best to realize the potential of energy efficient buildings.

Conference paper
06 May 2019

The Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme, commonly known as NatHERS, which is applied through software tools such as AccuRate Sustainability, has become the predominant pathway for complying with energy efficiency requirements within the National Construction Code of Australia. Current energy efficiency regulations have remained unchanged for a decade and there is an intention to increase these requirements, through mandating a higher minimum star rating for buildings.

20 Apr 2019

America has entered the “coal cost crossover” where existing coal is more expensive than cleaner alternatives. This report shows that today, local wind and solar could replace 74 percent of the U.S. coal fleet at an immediate savings to customers. By 2025, this number grows to 86 percent of the coal fleet.

24 Jan 2019

This book presents detailed pathways to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2050, globally and across ten geographical regions.

23 May 2017

This paper presents preliminary findings of a recent research project on the barriers that lower-income households in four Australian cities – Sydney, Adelaide, Hobart, and Darwin – face in reducing their carbon consumption, and the impact of programs implemented by federal and state governments and support organisations to assist such reductions.

Journal article
27 Nov 2015

Extensive analysis over the last decade has demonstrated that in developed economies energy use in buildings is one of the most significant contributors to aggregate greenhouse gas emissions. More significantly, reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the building sector provides a range of social and economic benefits in addition to anticipated environmental benefits. Greenhouse abatement from buildings can actually be delivered at a negative cost/tonne CO2. Options for government intervention in the building market encompass:

Conference paper
02 May 2019

In this report, the Committee on Climate Change recommends a new emissions target for the UK: net-zero greenhouse gases by 2050.