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IEEFA: A loss of excise tax revenue should not stall the uptake of electric vehicles in Australia

IEEFA: A loss of excise tax revenue should not stall the uptake of electric vehicles in Australia

More pragmatic focus would be incentivising industry and modernizing the grid

8 June 2021 (IEEFA Australia): A new tax on EV users is unnecessary as the Australian (Commonwealth) government is well placed to deal with the potential revenue impact of the inevitable move to electric vehicles, finds a new briefing note by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). Global automotive manufacturers have committed almost […]

IEEFA: Zero to 60% in 14 years – South Australia’s success in transitioning to renewables

IEEFA: Zero to 60% in 14 years – South Australia’s success in transitioning to renewables

Seven important lessons for energy planners around the globe in transitioning grids from fossil fuels to renewables

3 June 2021 (IEEFA Australia): South Australia offers vital lessons for other jurisdictions transitioning from a fossil fuel-based electricity grid to a low emissions, high renewables grid, finds a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). “The proportion of South Australia’s electricity demand met by large scale and small scale variable […]

IEEFA: Regulatory over-reach in South Australia’s switch-off of household solar

IEEFA: Regulatory over-reach in South Australia’s switch-off of household solar

There are other solutions to minimum demand issues in the grid

28 April 2021 (IEEFA Australia): New measures allowing rooftop solar systems in South Australia to be remotely switched off without householders’ knowledge has set a worrying precedent, according to a new briefing note from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The rooftop solar cut-off measures give energy authorities powers to switch off […]

IEEFA: Folly of wasting Australian taxpayer cash on Beetaloo gas 

IEEFA: Folly of wasting Australian taxpayer cash on Beetaloo gas 

Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19 heading to a 'dead end'

The Australian Government’s obsession with wasting taxpayers’ money on gas is leading Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19 to a “dead end”, according to a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The report finds that all indicators show Australian consumers and the country’s main export customers will use less gas […]

IEEFA Australia: Port of Newcastle’s roadblock on the path away from thermal coal

IEEFA Australia: Port of Newcastle’s roadblock on the path away from thermal coal

Planned fossil fuel exit by the world’s largest coal port is paralysed by lending constraints and a secret NSW government deal

The Port of Newcastle’s planned exit from fossil fuels suffered further setback last month after ANZ withdrew financing from the terminal, presently the world’s largest port for exporting thermal coal. ANZ had previously been a major lender to the port, however divested its position during the latest round of refinancing of approximately A$900 million in […]

March 18, 2021 Read More →
IEEFA Australia: Coal plant closures imminent as renewable energy surges

IEEFA Australia: Coal plant closures imminent as renewable energy surges

Several coal power plants in the National Electricity Market likely to be financially unviable by 2025

24 February 2020 (IEEFA Australia): Several of the 16 coal power plants in the National Electricity Market (NEM) will be financially unviable and at least one is likely to face closure several years sooner than planned due to coal plants’ poor flexibility and inability to adapt to a rapid influx of renewable energy, finds a new […]

IEEFA: Australia should be a net-zero emissions leader

IEEFA: Australia should be a net-zero emissions leader

Setting a target of net-zero emissions by 2050 would maximise employment, investment and export opportunities

11 December 2020 (IEEFA Australia): Australia must align itself with the global push to go carbon-neutral to maintain strong trade in a net zero emissions world, the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) notes in its submission in support of a new climate change bill before the Australian parliament. The bill, introduced by Zali Steggall, […]

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IEEFA Australia: NSW government sensibly resists temptation to tax electric vehicles

IEEFA Australia: NSW government sensibly resists temptation to tax electric vehicles

The government doesn’t need an EV tax to fund roads

The New South Wales Government has released its five yearly Intergenerational Report. As part of the process, NSW Treasury produces deeply researched technical papers into a number of relatively narrow topics. This week it published a piece on the sensitivity to global coal demand and the broader energy transition. In two pages (pp 24-25) this […]

IEEFA: A loss of excise tax revenue should not stall the uptake of electric vehicles in Australia
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IEEFA: A loss of excise tax revenue should not stall the uptake of electric vehicles in Australia

More pragmatic focus would be incentivising industry and modernizing the grid

8 June 2021 (IEEFA Australia): A new tax on EV users is unnecessary as the Australian (Commonwealth) government is well placed to deal with the potential revenue impact of the inevitable move to electric vehicles, finds a new briefing note by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). Global automotive manufacturers have committed almost […]

Solar surpasses wind as largest renewable source for Australia

Renew Economy: Solar overtook wind as Australia’s largest source of renewable electricity in 2020, as strong growth in both large-scale and small-scale installations helped the market share of renewables surge to 24.4 per cent. Combined, the market share of renewable energy sources also overtook the market share of fossil gas generation for the first time, […]

June 8, 2021 Read More →

ElectraNet gives final approval for share of link between SA, NSW

Renew Economy: ElectraNet will invest $457.4 million to deliver the South Australian section of the interconnector – from Robertstown to the New South Wales border – while Transgrid will spend $1.83 billion on its share of the link from the border to Wagga Wagga. “Project EnergyConnect is landmark project that will drive competition in the […]

June 7, 2021 Read More →

Even with NSW decline, Australia rooftop solar on pace for record 2021

Renew Economy: Australia’s rooftop solar market has dusted itself off after a holiday-related dip in April to chart a more than 5 per cent month-on-month increase and a much more impressive 24% lead over the same time last year for registered volume. All up at the end of May the total installed for 2021 so […]

June 4, 2021 Read More →
IEEFA: Zero to 60% in 14 years – South Australia’s success in transitioning to renewables
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IEEFA: Zero to 60% in 14 years – South Australia’s success in transitioning to renewables

Seven important lessons for energy planners around the globe in transitioning grids from fossil fuels to renewables

3 June 2021 (IEEFA Australia): South Australia offers vital lessons for other jurisdictions transitioning from a fossil fuel-based electricity grid to a low emissions, high renewables grid, finds a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). “The proportion of South Australia’s electricity demand met by large scale and small scale variable […]

Australia largest wind/solar project to launch before end of 2021

Renew Economy: Infigen Energy is hoping to commence early operations at Australia’s largest combined wind and solar projects, near the South Australian town of Port Augusta, before the end of this year. The Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park will see around 100 MW of solar generation paired with  210MW of wind capacity, although its combined […]

June 1, 2021 Read More →
IEEFA: Pakistan is planning to end coal imports, worsening outlook for South African coal

IEEFA: Pakistan is planning to end coal imports, worsening outlook for South African coal

The growing and irreversible risks being faced by South African coal exporters

As Thungela Resources’ CEO attempts to talk up the future of the Anglo American coal spin-off, South Africa’s second largest coal export destination Pakistan is planning to bring coal imports to an end. Thungela CEO July Ndlovu recently stated that a “just transition” for developing nations requires the continued operation of existing coal-fired power plants […]

IEEFA Australia: Why ‘gold-plated’ gas plan makes zero sense

IEEFA Australia: Why ‘gold-plated’ gas plan makes zero sense

The federal government should invest in clean energy industries of the future, not a stranded asset

The Hunter has the answer to Australia’s energy debate, and it’s not a new gas plant at Kurri Kurri because any way you look at it, it just doesn’t make sense. This new 660 megawatt diesel and gas peaking power station, announced yesterday by Australia’s Morrison government, will cost taxpayers $610 million and is part […]

Australia rooftop solar reduced grid pressure during heat wave peak

The Guardian: Pressure on the national electricity grid at the peak of last summer’s heat fell to its lowest level in five years due to the rising influence of household solar panels, a new analysis has found. Summer is usually the time of greatest strain on the electricity system due to the widespread use of […]

May 19, 2021 Read More →