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Australia

Official name: 

Commonwealth of Australia

Country income: 
High-income economies
UNFCCC Annex 1 status: 
Annex 1 Party to the Convention

Australia (2012)

Energy profile
  • Sustainability and Climate Change Branch, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

    Type: 
    NDE
    Country: 
    Name: 
    Mr. Steven Turnbull
    Position: 
    Climate Policy Officer
    Phone: 
    +61 2 6178 5192
    Emails: 
    Steven.turnbull@dfat.gov.au
  • Empowering millions of women in rich economies to cut carbon pollution in their daily lives through behaviour change

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Wednesday 8 November 2017
    Objective: 
    Approach: 

    Description of the project:

  • Australia's Green Vehicle Guide

    Type: 
    Publication

    The Green Vehicle Guide provides information about the environmental performance of new light-duty vehicles sold in Australia, including carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and fuel consumption. The Guide includes resources such as a fuel calculator, electric vehicle information and a truck buyers guide.

  • Biofuels: At What Cost? Government Support for Ethanol and Biodiesel in Australia

    Biofuels: At What Cost? Government Support for Ethanol and Biodiesel in Australia

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday 1 April 2008

    According to this report, the biofuel industry is more heavily supported than other industries in Australia. The report questions whether such government intervention in the fuels market, and assistance to biofuel production and use, is warranted. It concludes with several recommendations for the Australian government’s biofuels policies.

  • An Electric Vehicle Roadmap for Queensland: An Issues Paper for Public Discussion

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday 1 January 2010

    This roadmap outlines Queensland’s role in supporting electric vehicle (EV) adoption. It sets out priority areas and actions to investigate and plan for future infrastructure needs to support EVs and work with other governments and industry to harmonize standards, policies and regulations.

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Australian Transport: Projections to 2020

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday 1 December 2009

    This report presents the results of a Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) study into recent trends in transport demand, energy use and resulting emission levels; and provides base case (or ‘business-as-usual’) projections out to 2020 of greenhouse gas emissions from the Australian transport sector.

  • Australian Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Vehicle Scheme Statistics

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday 1 March 2011

    This report provides statistics on the aggregate number and value of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Vehicle Scheme grants that have been provided by the Australian government from program inception to February 28, 2011.

  • Assessment of the Operation of Vehicles in the Australian Fleet on Ethanol Blend Fuels

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday 1 February 2007

    This report summarizes the results of a vehicle testing study designed to: 1) obtain an assessment, based on an experimental study, of the suitability of vehicles in the Australian fleet to operate on E5 (5% ethanol, 95% gasoline) and E10 (10% ethanol, 90% gasoline) ethanol blends; and 2) obtain accurate and reliable information that could be used to inform future policies relating to ethanol blend fuels, including labelling requirements.

  • REN21 Renewables 2014 Global Status Report: Australia/Oceania

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday 19 June 2014

    This webinar—one in a series webinars on the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century’s flagship report, Renewables 2014 Global Status Report, examined the Australia/Oceania region to learn what changes happened in the region in 2013, learn which technologies are contributing to increased power capacity and hear how changes in policies have affected investment levels and market development in the region.

  • No Easy Choices: Which Way to Australia's Energy Future?

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Wednesday 1 February 2012

    This paper explores the energy policy choices that Australia faces in the coming years and argues that the policies already in place will not be enough to meet set targets. The Australian carbon-pricing scheme is meant to bring renewables closer to grid parity, but falls short according to the author. Suggestions are offered for future action by the Australian government.

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