On 1 December 2015, ClimateWorks released an Issues Paper considering a range of complementary measures that could be implemented in support of light vehicle CO2 emission standards, to help drive improvement in fuel economy across Australia’s light vehicle fleet. Input from consultation with industry, government and consumers (in collaboration with Future Climate Australia and the Global Fuel Economy) has been consolidated into this summary report.
ClimateWorks has identified clear improvement opportunities for fuel efficiency of the Victorian Government’s passenger vehicle fleet. This report provides an overview of the current fuel efficiency of the Victorian Government’s passenger vehicle fleet and considers a range of potential short and long term options to overcome key barriers to achieve improvements.
Right now, Australia has an opportunity. We can do our fair share, helping to keep global warming below two degrees, while creating a cleaner, modern, and more sustainable future. And at the same time, we can maintain our economic prosperity. This report builds on ClimateWorks Australia and the Australian National University's 'Pathways to Deep Decarbonisation in 2050' report.
Indonesia Australia Commercial Building Collaboration - Jakarta Workshop Agenda
ClimateWorks research shows that the potential exists to nearly double the energy productivity of Australia's economy in 2030 by investing in the modernisation of our energy system.
Energy, once perceived as a relatively low fixed cost, is now becoming an important variable cost that impacts on profits. This report outlines a methodology to assist companies to gain a deeper understanding of energy risks and the opportunities associated with improved energy performance. By using this information, companies will be able to undertake voluntary actions to minimise energy related risks and improve competitiveness.
This agenda-setting report presents a feasible pathway for Australia to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, with little impact on the economy.
What a low carbon economy could like
Improving Australia's Light Vehicle Fuel Efficiency: briefing paper
Improving Australia's Light Vehicle Efficiency: infographic
Industrial demand side response potential: technical potential and factors influencing uptake
ClimateWorks' Carbon Abatement Research Tool