CSIRO and Boeing

released 4 August 2020

In collaboration with Boeing, CSIRO has produced a report that outlines a pathway forward for the adoption of hydrogen and hydrogen-based fuels to support decarbonisation within the commercial aviation industry. The report takes a long-term view – identifying short, medium and long-term adoption opportunities that will assist the industry in reducing emissions and prioritising sustainability as it recovers from the impacts of COVID-19.

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Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)

released 30 July 2020

The 2020 ISP provides an actionable roadmap for eastern Australia’s power system. The ISP draws on extensive stakeholder engagement and internal and external industry and power system expertise to develop a blueprint that maximises consumer benefits through a transition period of great complexity and uncertainty.

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Emergency Leaders for Climate Action, Climate Council of Australia

released 30 July 2020

The National Bushfire and Climate Summit brought together hundreds of participants from across the country, and the world, to share their experiences, and to formulate recommendations to address the worsening risk of devastating bushfires fuelled by climate change.

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World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

released 28 July 2020

The recommendations in the interim report call for addressing knowledge gaps on wildlife densities and responses to fire, improving habitat connectivity to help mobile species escape fire, identifying and protecting unburnt habitat crucial to threatened species, improving fire prevention and management, and establishing rapid response teams to help species impacted by fire.

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The Australia Institute

released 23 July 2020

Subsidising the gas industry is a very poor option for stimulus and recovery spending. It would provide few jobs and would not bring down energy prices. There are many electrical alternatives to gas for manufacturing that are far cheaper than gas. Covid 19 recovery spending provides a once in a generation opportunity to electrify our manufacturing industry to permanently reduce energy costs. Locking in gas for manufacturing on the basis of a temporary fall in prices will undermine Australian manufacturing for decades to come.

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AlphaBeta for Climate Council

released 21 July 2020

New economic modelling from AlphaBeta has found 76,000 jobs can be created across Australia, rapidly getting people back into the workforce while also tackling climate change.

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Professor Graeme Samuel AC

released 20 June 2020

The Minister for the Environment appointed Professor Graeme Samuel AC to conduct the Independent Review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 in October 2019. This Interim Report sets out Professor Samuel’s preliminary views on the fundamental inadequacies of the EPBC Act and proposes key reform directions to address them.

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