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Energy Management and Company Competitiveness [PDF 1.62 MB]

Energy, once perceived as a relatively low fixed cost, is now becoming an important variable cost that impacts on profits. This report outlines a methodology to assist companies to gain a deeper understanding of energy risks and the opportunities associated with improved energy performance. By using this information, companies will be able to undertake voluntary actions to minimise energy related risks and improve competitiveness.

A prosperous, net-zero pollution Australia starts today [PDF 7.00 MB]

Right now, Australia has an opportunity. We can do our fair share, helping to keep global warming below two degrees, while creating a cleaner, modern, and more sustainable future. And at the same time, we can maintain our economic prosperity. This report builds on ClimateWorks Australia and the Australian National University's 'Pathways to Deep Decarbonisation in 2050' report.

The State of Electric Vehicles in Australia [PDF 7.08 MB]

The State of Electric Vehicles in Australia report provides an up-to-date assessment of Australia’s electric vehicle industry. While electric vehicles currently only make up 0.1% of the Australian vehicle market, our analysis of electric vehicle uptake, policy and consumer attitudes shows that momentum is building.

ClimateWorks Australia Submission to the Review of Australia's climate change policies [PDF 1.36 MB]

ClimateWorks' submission to the review of Australia's climate change policies outline the importance of a target of net zero emissions by 2050. Our submission draws on engagement with key stakeholders, as well as our extensive research, which demonstrates we can reach net zero emissions while growing employment and our economy. The submission also makes the case that while delay and policy uncertainty will increase costs, a net zero by 2050 target, as part of a long-term plan, enables an effective transition.

Ministerial Forum on Vehicle Emissions Regulation Impact Statement [PDF 1.08 MB]

In response to three consultation papers put forward by the Ministerial Forum on Vehicle Emissions ‘Draft Regulation Impact Statement Improving the Efficiency of New Light Vehicles’, ‘Draft Regulation Impact Statement on Noxious Emissions Standards for Light and Heavy Vehicles’, and ‘Discussion paper on Improving Fuel Quality Standards’, ClimateWorks Australia, in collaboration with Future Climate Australia have drafted a submission.

ClimateWorks Australia Submission to the Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market [PDF 435.56 KB]

This submission draws on existing research, including ClimateWorks’ and Australian National University’s seminal report, ‘Pathways to Deep Decarbonisation in 2050’. The submission makes three key points: the electricity sector has a key role to play in achieving deep decarbonisation, energy efficiency and demand response can contribute significantly in delivering on the energy trilemma, and it is important to reform National Electricity Market governance and have appropriate policy setting to achieve a timely transition.

Plug and Play [PDF 840.51 KB]

ClimateWorks Australia and Seed Advisory’s Plug and Play project identifies institutional and policy solutions to make grid connections for new technologies as straightforward and cost effective as possible, while safeguarding electricity security. This paper outlines the findings from the first stage of the project where we have looked at the current connection requirements and processes and the barriers and unnecessary costs they impose on the connection of low emission technologies to the electricity network.

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