The Australian Government is developing a Future Gas Strategy, that will provide a medium (to 2035) and long-term (to 2050) plan for gas production and consumption in Australia.
The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts is conducting a review into the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy.
The Senate Economics References Committee is conducting an inquiry into residential electrification. Upgrading residential buildings will help Australia develop a clean energy grid and ultimately achieve net zero emissions.
Submission to the Australian Energy Market Commission on unlocking Customer Energy Resources benefits through flexible trading
The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) has published a Directions Paper on its requested rule change Unlocking CER benefits through flexible trading.
The Australian government is conducting a review of the National Hydrogen Strategy. The first National Hydrogen Strategy was written in 2019, and the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water is consulting on what the new Strategy should include.
Hydrogen Headstart is one of several federal government policies intended to reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. The consultation process for Hydrogen Headstart is taking place within the context of a review of the National Hydrogen Strategy Climateworks welcomes the Hydrogen Headstart program as part of a broader emissions reduction push by government.
Climateworks works with a variety of corporations and business associations to encourage effective business reporting on climate risks, opportunities and credible transition plans.
Submission to the Climate Change Authority’s consultation on setting, tracking and achieving Australia’s emissions reduction targets
Australia has major opportunities in a net zero global economy from its renewable energy and mineral resources. However, Australia’s current high emissions intensity means that there are many challenges to transform the economy and reach net zero emissions.
Climateworks Centre supports the Australian Government’s commitment to introduce a fuel efficiency standard (FES) at this critical time for decarbonising transport.
As one of a very small group of Australian headquartered climate organisations with a Southeast Asia focus and presence, Climateworks welcomes the Australian Government’s strategic thinking on the importance of Southeast Asia.
Climateworks has long supported high quality standards and requirements for businesses reporting on their climate risk and opportunities. These government standards would be in line with international best practice for climate risk disclosure and mandatory reporting for certain entities – based on their size and exposure to risk.
Submission to the Australian Energy Market Operator on their Inputs, Assumptions and Scenarios Report that will inform energy system planning
We welcomed the opportunity to work with the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) to model scenarios from narratives designed by AEMO and its stakeholders for this Integrated System Plan (ISP).This submission provides recommendations on how the Inputs, Assumptions and Scenarios Report (IASR) might inform the ISP and further strengthen and future-proof it.
Climateworks supports introducing declining baselines in the Safeguard Mechanism as a key policy lever to accelerate emissions reductions in the highest emitting facilities in Australia.
Submission to the Australian Governments’ consultation on proposed legislative changes to incorporate an emissions reduction objective into the national energy objectives
The transformation of the energy system is crucial for the decarbonisation of Australia’s economy. It has substantial emissions in its own right – with electricity generation around a third of national emissions and other stationary energy around another fifth.
Submission to the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water’s consultation on the Powering the Regions Fund
Climateworks supports the government’s creation of funds such as the Powering the Regions Fund to support rapid economic transition to a net zero emissions economy.
Submission to the Department of Industry, Science and Resources’ consultation on the National Reconstruction Fund
Climateworks supports the government’s creation of funds such as the National Reconstruction Fund (NRF). We see a strong benefit from government financing to support the rapid transition to a net zero global economy, back regional industry and deliver secure jobs of the future.
Submission to the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water’s consultation on the National Energy Performance Strategy
Climateworks Centre supports the creation of the National Energy Performance Strategy (NEPS). Climateworks modelling shows the importance of energy performance improvements.
Climateworks supports the development by Treasury of a Measuring What Matters Statement, and the development of an Australian framework for wellbeing to complement traditional fiscal macro-economic indicators.
Climateworks Centre welcomes the Federal Government’s commitment to developing a National Electric Vehicle Strategy (NEVS) at this critical time for decarbonising transport.
Note: In this submission provided to the Victorian Government in May 2022, we recommended Victoria set a 2035 emissions reduction target of 75-80 per cent below 2005 levels, based on a 1.5 degrees Celsius least cost pathway for Australia.
In July 2022, Climateworks Centre had the opportunity to respond to the Energy Security Board (ESB)’s capacity mechanism high-level design paper, in a submission co-signed by the Monash Energy Institute.
In November 2021, Climateworks had the opportunity to respond to the Inquiry into Renewable Energy in Victoria. Climateworks supports transitioning Victoria to 100 per cent renewable energy.
Climateworks Australia’s submission to the draft bill for amending Tasmania’s Climate Change (State Action) Act 2008
In November 2021, Climateworks had the opportunity to respond to the consultation process on the draft bill for amending Tasmania’s Climate Change (State Action) Act 2008. Climateworks congratulates the Tasmanian Government on continuing its leading action on climate change through this amendment of its Climate Change (State Action) Act 2008.
In October Climateworks Australia had the opportunity to respond to the Discussion Paper: King Review Safeguard Crediting Mechanism (the Discussion Paper) of the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (the Department).
In October 2021 Climateworks had the opportunity to respond to the energy efficiency provisions of the National Construction Code Public Comment Draft.
In July 2021 Climateworks had to opportunity to provide input to Queensland’s new Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Strategy. The submission draws from our Decarbonisation Futures scenario modelling, our Moving to Zero transport report, and a comparison of current Queensland zero-emissions vehicles policy and leading policies inother states and territories.
Climateworks submissions to the review of Tasmania’s Climate Change (State Action) Act 2008 and the consultation on Tasmania’s next climate change action plan
The independent review of Tasmania’s Climate Change (State Action) Act 2008 provides an opportunity to bring Tasmania’s legislation in line with the state’s ambition to be a world leader on climate change, and in line with the state’s unique emissions profile.
In April 2021 Climateworks had the opportunity to respond to the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Future Fuels Strategy: Discussion Paper ‘Powering Choice’.
Climateworks supports Infrastructure Victoria’s recommendations that will strengthen the alignment of infrastructure planning, assessment, investment decisions and delivery with the Climate Change Act 2017, which includes a target of net zero emissions by 2050.
A Climate Change Act for Australia would create structure and transparency at the national level so that the nation can meet the goals of the Paris Agreement in an effective manner.
Development of the Housing Strategy for NSW is timely. As NSW manages and emerges from coronavirus, policy makers now have the opportunity to invest in initiatives that create jobs, restart the economy and help meet the state’s Net Zero Plan Stage 1: 2020-2030 and net zero emissions by 2050 target.
Climateworks has made a submission to the Australian Government’s Technology Investment Roadmap Discussion Paper. Climateworks welcomes the paper’s recognition of the suite of solutions available to reduce Australian emissions.
In December 2019 Climateworks took the opportunity to respond to the Government of Western Australia’s Climate change in Western Australia Issues paper – September 2019.
Submission to consultation on Building energy efficiency in new commercial buildings in the Northern Territory
Improved energy performance of buildings presents a win-win-win opportunity. In January 2020 Climateworks was invited to provide input on the Northern Territory Government consultation into the adoption of minimum energy requirements for new commercial buildings.
Submission to the inquiry into electric buses in regional and metropolitan public transport networks in New South Wales
Electric buses can reduce costs, improve air quality and support local industries. In December 2019 Climateworks Australia was invited to make a submission to the New South Wales government inquiry into electric buses for regional and metropolitan public transport networks.
The Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (GEMS) Act and the Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) Program, deliver harmonised efficiency standards and labelling for equipment and appliances.
Joint submission to the ministerial forum on vehicle emissions: proposed fuel efficiency standard for light vehicles
Improving light vehicle fuel efficiency can help Australia deliver on our international commitments, improve air quality, health outcomes and deliver financial savings.
Australia should set a long term goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. Australia has committed to the Paris Agreement which sets out collective global action to avoid dangerous climate change.
Towards fuel efficient, lower emission light vehicles: Submission to the vehicle emissions discussion paper
The transport sector is one of the fastest growing sources of emissions within Australia, increasing by 47.5% since 1990. It also represents one of the most financially attractive emission reduction opportunities across the Australian economy.
The path forward for electric vehicles in Australia – Joint submission to the Federal Government vehicle emissions discussion paper
‘The path forward for electric vehicles in Australia’ has been prepared by a collaboration of industry representatives from the Electric Vehicle ecosystem, to explore the role of electric vehicles in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving air quality and achieving improvements in energy productivity.