New national body to drive uptake of electric vehicles in Australia

A new national body that aims to drive the uptake of electric vehicles in Australia was officially launched in Canberra today. The Electric Vehicle Council is an industry-led organisation representing and coordinating the broader electric vehicle industry in Australia.

Top 10 electric vehicle myths busted

Electric vehicle (EV) technology and infrastructure is now at a point where mass uptake is possible. However myths around EVs still persist and muddy the water for consumers. ClimateWorks has gathered the top 10 EV myths and uncovered some surprising truths, using facts and figures to ensure Australians can make a more informed choice around EV ownership.
ClimateWorks Chairman John Thwaites, Myer Foundation CEO Leonard Vary, ClimateWorks CEO Anna Skarbek, Myer Foundation President Martyn Myer, and Louise Myer

ClimateWorks and The Myer Foundation recognised in national philanthropy awards

ClimateWorks Australia and its co-founding philanthropic partner, The Myer Foundation won a major award at the 2017 Australian Philanthropy Awards held in Melbourne last night. The award for the Best Large Grant honours significant achievements in Australian grant-making, celebrating a joint vision and best practice philanthropy.

New analysis shows strong vehicle emissions standards deliver greater emissions reductions and economic benefits

ClimateWorks Australia has called on the Federal Government to implement the most stringent light vehicle emissions standard from its draft Regulatory Impact Statement, arguing an even higher standard was achievable. In a submission to the Ministerial Forum on Vehicle Emissions, ClimateWorks provided new analysis of the three standards being considered in the draft Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) and their impact on emissions, fuel savings, health and overall economic benefit.

No place for new coal in Australia’s decarbonised pathway

Recent blackouts in South Australia have political leaders turning to coal and particularly ‘ultra-critical’ or so-called ‘clean coal’ to fill the power gap in the national electricity grid. The causes of the recent South Australian power failures and similarly close calls in NSW remain the subject of partisan politics, but new coal-fired power stations are not a realistic part of the solution. Here’s why.

ClimateWorks Australia welcomes Victoria’s new Climate Change Framework

ClimateWorks Australia today welcomed the release of the Victorian Government’s Climate Change Framework which sets out a long term plan for achieving net zero emissions by 2050. ClimateWorks Australia Acting CEO, Scott Ferraro said the Government’s announcement of an emissions reduction target of 15-20 per cent on 2005 levels by 2020 was achievable.

ClimateWorks zero emissions study a finalist in prestigious Banksia Awards

ClimateWorks Australia was honoured to be a finalist at the 2016 Banksia Awards held in Sydney last night. The report, Pathways to Deep Decarbonisation in 2050: How Australia can prosper in a low carbon world co-lead by ClimateWorks and ANU with modelling from CSIRO and Centre of Policy Studies was named a finalist in the Communication For Change Award category.