Climate Council

released 21 September 2017

A new poll has found that most Australians expect batteries, which store renewable electricity, to be a key foundation for affordable, reliable energy.

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Parliament of Victoria, Economic, Education, Jobs and Skills Committee

released 19 September 2017

The Inquiry’s terms of reference asked the Committee to investigate the benefits of community energy projects, how their uptake can be encouraged, whether they can be expanded beyond solar and wind power and how challenges specific to metropolitan projects can be overcome.

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Climate Council

released 18 September 2017

The “Hot & Dry: Australia’s Weird Winter,” report shows the nation experienced its warmest winter on record (for average maximum temperatures), while more than 260 heat and low rainfall records were also broken throughout the season.

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World Resources Institute

released 7 September 2017

This paper is concerned with the challenge of expanding access to energy in the growing cities of the global South. More specifically, it asks, How can cities in the global South provide cleaner, more affordable, and more reliable energy services to the under-served while achieving economic prosperity and safeguarding environmental quality?

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Ndevr Environmental

released 7 September 2017

Under the Paris Agreement the Australian Government has legally committed to reducing our emissions by 26-28% by 2030. However, to ensure global warming remains under 2 degrees, independent body the Climate Change Authority (CCA), has proposed Australia set a national science based target (SBT). This is a target calculated from Australia’s share of emissions for a 2◦ global outcome. Ndevr Environmental has used this target to model a quarterly emissions budget for Australia.
This report tracks Australia’s performance against the CCA’s carbon budget based on the latest available data, trends and industry movements for the months of April, May and June 2017.

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Green Energy Markets

released 28 August 2017

To assist the Australian community in understanding the role and contribution of renewable energy to meeting our energy needs while also providing an important source of employment and reducing pollution, Green Energy Markets produces the monthly Renewable Energy Index. The first report covering the 2016-17 financial year was released on 28 August.

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The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) 

released 5 September 2017

AEMO’s 2017 Electricity Statement of Opportunities (ESOO)  confirms the need for additional investments and new approaches to ensure AEMO has a reliable portfolio of dispatchable energy resources capable of responding quickly and effectively to the dynamic needs of the power system.

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