Energy sector

Join CPD Fellow Ian Dunlop and call for more urgent climate action now

For almost two decades, CPD Fellow Ian Dunlop has been a powerful voice advocating for both a better understanding of climate science as well as for more urgent, robust policy responses from government. His expertise and...

Fellow Ian Dunlop calls for political-climate honesty and responsibility

As Federal Parliament wraps up for 2016, we’ve witnessed another year of dismal, polarising discussion of climate change. Instead of talking about the energy, health, economic and security implications of climate change, the political...

Avoiding gridlock: policy directions for Australia’s electricity system | DISCUSSION PAPER | December 2016

Today CPD is releasing a new paper titled Avoiding Gridlock: Policy Directions for Australia’s Electricity System. The paper is written by Alexander Marks, who was the recipient of the 2016 CPD Sustainable Economy Program Studentship....

CCTV America | 13 November 2014

Travers McLeod interviewed by CCTV America In the lead up to the weekend’s G20 Leaders’ Summit, Travers McLeod spoke to China Central Television America about Australia’s role in combating global climate change. “The reality...

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Clean Energy Week | Storage session, Policy & Finance conference | 23 July, Sydney

Australia’s biggest event for the renewable energy and energy efficiency industry, Clean Energy Week 2014 (CEW2014) will be held in Sydney from Tuesday 22 July to Friday 25 July. CEW2014 events will be held in...

Solar Expo

REGISTER FREE: 2014 Solar Conference & Expo | Melbourne, 9 May

Book your FREE ticket for Solar 2014 Conference & Expo.   The 2014 Solar Conference & Expo is a world-class industry conference program on solar energy with three streams: ‘Industry and Policy’, ‘Solar Installer and Designer...

BBC News | 5 February 2014

‘Is Australia falling out of love with solar power?’ Australia has the world’s largest number of homes with solar panels, but take-up is now falling after cuts to how much people get paid for...

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ABC Local Radio | 20 December 2013

Air conditioners raising electricity prices Electricity prices have been on the rise for all consumers. The blame is often placed on solar users but a large increase in costs is due to air conditioner...

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Getting the facts right on Solar | OCCASIONAL PAPER | December 2013

What is really driving higher electricity network costs… … and how can they be fairly shared between consumers? This report, prepared for CPD by the Australian PV Institute (APVI), is the first to examine...

3CR Melbourne | Beyond Zero Radio Show

Laura Eadie interviewed for Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) radio show about think tanks and Going solar With a strong science and solutions focus, the BZE radio program interviews specialists from around the world, live...