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Policy suite required for decarbonisation of the electricity sector

Cameron Reid
Cameron Reid
15 April 2016

The Climate Institute has released a new report today that highlights the need for a suite of policy options to decarbonise the electricity generation sector.

For its research, The Climate Institute commissioned leading electricity market modeler, Jacobs, to test the ability of policy options under discussion to reduce electricity emissions in line with the Paris commitment to limit global warming to 1-5-2°C*. Policies were assessed against a ‘carbon budget’ for the electricity sector - the limited amount of emissions the sector can emit if Australia were to do its bit as part of international efforts to keep warming to less than 2°C.

The report is available from the Climate Institute website.