Energy efficiency key priority for Asia Pacific

Energy efficiency continues to be a key policy concern for governments and an increasing focus for business throughout the Asia Pacific. Eli Court from ClimateWorks Australia recently attended the Conference on Energy Efficiency in Asia; here he shares some of the top learnings from the conference held in Taiwan last month.

ClimateWorks zero emissions study a finalist in World Environment Day Awards

ClimateWorks Australia was honoured to be a finalist at the 2016 United Nations World Environment Day Awards held in Melbourne last night. The ClimateWorks report, Pathways to Deep Decarbonisation in 2050: How Australia can prosper in a low carbon world was recognised for making a significant contribution to the goal of limiting global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius.

Reducing energy use is a big winner for business and the climate

Companies could improve their profits by 2-10% each year by saving energy. That’s just one of the findings of ClimateWorks Australia’s Energy Productivity Index, a world-first attempt to assess companies' energy performance and help investors make better decisions.

The road from Paris to a low carbon future

On Friday, April 22 in New York, more than 130 countries are expected to formally sign the historic Paris agreement on climate change. Australia is expected to be among this first group along with the world’s largest emitters – China and the US. The agreement commits every country in the United Nations to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees and to pursue efforts to limit increase in temperature to 1.5 degrees.

Time to catch up with rest of world on vehicle standards

The introduction of best practice CO2 emission standards for light vehicles could achieve about 10 per cent of the Federal Government’s 2030 emissions reduction target, according to new analysis by ClimateWorks Australia.

Reducing Australia’s fuel security risks

Risks around reducing Australia’s demand for imported fuels were considered in a recent report, using ClimateWorks Australia’s 2050 Pathways calculator to model a range of scenarios. The report identified approaches which could offer significant contributions to Australia’s energy productivity and highlighted benefits that reduced demand could offer Australia, in terms of national fuel security and impact on our carbon reduction targets.