Australia’s emissions have risen substantially since 1990, and since 2005, without including land use, and its Paris goal are only reached through carry-over credits.
How well is Australia’s economy tracking to decarbonisation? The most recent update of Australia’s greenhouse gas inventory offers the opportunity to do two things. We can re-evaluate the emissions trajectory to 2030 and, as Australia’s inventory report is nearly 30 years old, extrapolate trends to form a view of business-as-usual emissions out to 2050. In […]
With the NEG kicked down the road, it is a good time to step back and consider the implications for Australia’s climate policies.
In final installment of series, we consider improving efficient and productive use of electricity, and the effect this might have on national emissions.
In part two of three-part series, we consider the question of firming variable renewable generation.
First of three-part series examining the evolution of Australia’s electricity system to 2050, and the role of policy-makers along the way.
Australia’s energy sector must be the source of the bulk of emissions reductions achieved through to 2030 if we are to reach our national target.
The growing role of renewables makes battery storage the best option for grid support and peak power supply. Australia, more than most, stands to benefit.
Energetics’ re-forecast of Australian emissions shows the impact of falling electricity consumption. But that doesn’t mean we can relax the 2020 target.
Energy efficiency is one of our most effective climate measures, reducing emissions and costs. The GEMS Bill 2012 will help the government realise this.