ClimateWorks Australia Submission to the Review of Australia's climate change policies [PDF 1.47 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.

Towards Fuel Efficient, Lower Emission Light Vehicles: Submission to the Vehicle Emissions Discussion Paper [PDF 6.24 MB]

The transport sector is one of the fastest growing sources of emissions within Australia, increasing by 47.5% since 1990, however it also represents one of the most financially attractive emission reduction opportunities across the Australian economy. ClimateWorks and Future Climate Australia have identified that best practice light vehicle CO2 emission standards can reduce emissions from light vehicles by about 100 million tonnes between 2020 to 2030 - close to 10% of the Federal Government’s emissions reduction target over that period.

The Path Forward for Electric Vehicles in Australia - Joint Submission to the Federal Government Vehicle Emissions Discussion Paper [PDF 1.63 MB]

A broad coalition of representatives from Australia’s emerging electric vehicle market including TransGrid, AGL, Tesla, Ergon and Renault (convened by ClimateWorks) is calling on the Federal Government to support a nationally co-ordinated approach to support the move from petrol and diesel, to electric cars.

Towards Fuel Efficient, Lower Emissions Light Vehicles: Response Summary [PDF 4.08 MB]

On 1 December 2015, ClimateWorks released an Issues Paper considering a range of complementary measures that could be implemented in support of light vehicle CO2 emission standards, to help drive improvement in fuel economy across Australia’s light vehicle fleet. Input from consultation with industry, government and consumers (in collaboration with Future Climate Australia and the Global Fuel Economy) has been consolidated into this summary report.