National Abatement Opportunities Information Centre



Submission to the 2017 Review of Australia's Climate Change Policies

10 May 2017

Click here to read our submission

Click here to read Dr Gordon Weiss' article in ReNewEconomy titled “Achieving our 2030 emissions reduction target: it’s all about energy”. This article summarises our submission and the major findings of modelling conducted for the Review.


Meeting Australia’s 2030 emissions reduction target: our interactive graph demonstrating the impact of current Government policies and programs 

To understand the task ahead for Australia to meet our target and reduce greenhouse emissions by 28% below 2005 levels, Energetics has modelled the range of measures  identified in our leading analysis for the Federal Government.  The graph shows the rate and size of reductions possible over different climate policy and program implementation dates.  

Click here to use our interative graph


2017 Climate Change Policy Review Terms of Reference

28 November 2016

Energetics’ submission to the terms of reference for the 2017 Climate Policy Review considers the convergence of a number of issues. We have examined the impact of climate policy on energy generation and security of supply; energy productivity and the rate of decarbonisation; and the opportunities for our land sector into the future as Australia participates in a growing international carbon offsets market. We also argue strongly in favour of bringing forward action on climate change as both a fiscally responsible approach and to reverse the current upward trend in national emissions.

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Click here to download a pdf version of the report


Modelling and analysis of Australia’s abatement opportunities 

To help illustrate a pathway for the Government to achieve the 2030 national emissions reduction target, the Department of the Environment engaged Energetics to analyse and model abatement opportunities across all sectors of the Australian economy. 

Energetics’ analysis shows there is potentially significant low-cost abatement available to meet the 2030 target.

Click here to review the report in more detail

Click here to download a pdf version of the report