• REPORT: Meeting a 2°C target – A marginal abatement cost (MAC) curve for Australia

    In becoming a signatory to the Paris Agreement, the federal government has accepted the risk of a significant future liability as Australia begins to transform its economy. At the same […]

  • REPORT: Scaling up the NEPP – Energy productivity a ‘silver bullet’ for Australia

    Analysis indicates that the National Energy Productivity Plan (NEPP) can be aggressively applied in the immediate-term to deliver large scale emissions reductions at a negative marginal cost. In this way, […]

  • REPORT: The Energy Trilemma – A cost curve for abatement & energy storage in Australia

    In this Market Update, we introduce our latest market study “An Energy Trilemma: A cost curve for emissions reductions & energy storage in the Australian electricity sector “, providing quantitative analysis […]

  • REPORT: Industry to the fore? Meeting Australia’s 2030 target without an EIS

    While the government has ruled out an emissions intensity scheme (EIS) for the power sector, the continued operation of the federal Renewable Energy Target (RET) – and state renewable targets […]

  • REPORT: Low ERF price environment slows ACCU supply

    The fourth Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) auction was held on the 16 and 17 November 2016, with 47 contracts entered into by the Clean Energy Regulator (Regulator) for the delivery […]

  • White Paper: Framing Australia’s Energy & Climate Policy to 2030

    Following the release of the Climate Change Authority’s Special Review, which proposed a ‘toolkit’ of measures to meet Australia’s emissions target – but made few detailed recommendations – in this […]

  • Going back to go forward? The road to climate bi-partisanship in the 2016-19 Parliament

    The 2016-19 Federal Parliament will play a major role in defining Australia’s long-term climate policy framework, with the major parties expected to work towards policy bipartisanship, and market certainty, as […]

  • Market Update: Australian emissions rise to 3 per cent above 2000 levels

    In early May, the Department of Environment released Australia’s National Greenhouse Accounts (NGA) for 2014, containing Australia’s national greenhouse gas emissions for 1990-2014, our official submission to the United Nations […]

  • Powering Down? Electricity price impacts of coal generation exit from the NEM

    In order to meet Australia’s 2030 emissions reduction target, a significant change in the operation of the electricity sector will be required, driving the decarbonisation of the National Electricity Market […]

  • Australia’s “low-cost” ACCU Opportunity – Our ACCU Supply Cost Curve

    While the government has set a modest target to reduce emissions by 26-28 per cent on 2005 levels by 2030, a common assumption is that it is not possible – […]

  • Government rhetoric – not policy – is key regulatory impediment

    Ahead of the federal election, climate policy remains an Achilles heel for the Coalition, with Australia’s growing national emissions profile, and the prospect of a 9-12 month demand gap over […]

  • No peak in sight? National emissions climb through 2020

    The government’s latest emissions projections were released in late December, along with an update to the NGGI for FY 2014-15, providing more detailed insight into the downgrading of Australia’s abatement […]