Historical economic analysis
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An Assessment of Key Costs and Benefits Associated with the Ethanol Production Grants Program 2014
A high-level assessment of the impacts of the Ethanol Production Grants Program for the year 2012-13. It examines the keys costs and benefits and resultant ethanol production.
Australian Bulk Commodity Exports and Infrastructure 2015
An examination of global demand and Australian coal, gas and iron ore exports. Analyses what Australia may expect to export under different market share scenarios.
Australian Energy Projections to 2049–50 (2011, 2012 and 2014)
Long-term projections of Australian energy consumption, production and trade. The analysis covers the period from 2014-15 to 2049-50.
Australian Energy Resource Assessment 2014
Authors: Geoscience Australia and BREE
A snapshot of the Australia’s energy resources and the factors likely to influence their future use. Covers the full spectrum of energy resources, including renewables, fossil fuels and uranium.
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Australian Energy Technology Assessments 2012 and 2013
Provides cost estimates for 40 electricity generation technologies under Australian conditions.
Asia-Pacific Renewable Energy Assessment (APREA) 2014
An assessment of the cost of renewable electricity generation and renewable generation integration. Covers issues in 6 reference countries: China, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, and Australia.
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Australian Liquid Fuels Technology Assessment 2014
Provides estimates of costs of a range of established and emerging liquid fuel production technologies under Australian conditions.
Australian Energy Statistics 2011-2016
Statistical information about petroleum and crude oil sales, stocks, exports and imports, and production of crude oil and condensate.
Beyond the NEM and the SWIS 2011–12 Regional and Remote Electricity in Australia
This study provides a comprehensive snapshot of off-grid electricity demand and supply in 2011-12.
BREE Reviews 2011–12
Examines trends and volatility in resources and energy commodity prices over 20 years and considers causal factors.
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Electricity Generation Major Projects 2011 to 2015
Data on renewables and non-renewables, including investment in the electricity generation sector. From completed projects through to projects in the early stages of development.
End-Use Energy Intensity in Australia 2012 and 2015
Analysis of trends in final energy consumption and energy intensity in the Australian economy. Identifies the key factors affecting energy consumption in end-use sectors such as transport, services and households.
Energy in Australia 2012–2015
Information about energy resources, production, consumption, trade and prices.
Gas market report 2012–2015
Domestic and international gas market insights, including analysis of the eastern Australian gas market and potential impacts of exposure to LNG exports on gas demand and gas prices.
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Key factors affecting changes in China’s demand for liquefied natural gas 2016
Explores key aspects of China’s future demand for energy, particularly liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Productivity in the Australian Mining Sector 2013
A study on Australian mining productivity. The aim of this research was to provide estimates of trends in Australian mining productivity and, where possible, explain them.
Resources and Energy Major Projects 2011–2015
Resources, energy, infrastructure and processing projects analysis.
Resources and Energy Statistics 2011–2014
A snapshot of the state of play of the resources and energy sectors in Australia. Quarterly and annual editions with data tables are included.
Resources Energy and Tourism China Review 2012 and 2013
Discusses developments in China and the Australian-Chinese economic and trade relationship. Contains an overview of the Chinese economy and analysis of issues in the resources, energy and tourism sectors
Westpac-Department of Industry Innovation and Science China Resources Quarterly 2013–2016
Macroeconomic analysis and commodity specific insights on Chinese trade, production and industry.