Further reading

  • Australian Academy of Science – 2009 renewable energy lecture series:<www.science.org.au/events/publiclectures/re/index.htm>
  • Clean Energy Council (Australia) <www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au>
  • Clean Energy Council renewable energy fact sheets:<www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au/cec/resourcecentre/factsheets.html>
  • ACF renewable energy factsheets <www.acfonline.org.au/default.asp?section_id=36>
  • Greenpeace fact sheets (wind, solar, geothermal, cogeneration)<www.greenpeace.org.au/climate/GI-ER-Report2010.php>
  • Clean Energy Future for Australia (national and state reports) <http://wwf.org.au/ourwork/climatechange/cleanenergyfuture>
  • Mark Diesendorf, 2010, The Base Load Fallacy and other Fallacies disseminated by Renewable Energy Deniers, <www.energyscience.org.au/factsheets.html> or direct download <http://www.energyscience.org.au/BP16/BaseLoad.pdf>
  • References to literature on clean energy options, with an emphasis on ‘deep cuts’ studies which detail the methods by which large reductions in greenhouse emissions can be achieved (without nuclear power). <www.foe.org.au/anti-nuclear/issues/clean-energy/research>
  • Economics Report: Climate Leadership an Affordable Investment, CSIRO et al., <www.climateinstitute.org.au//index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=130&Itemid=1>
  • The Australian Business Roundtable on Climate Change <www.acfonline.org.au/articles/news.asp?news_id=755>
  • Options for Moving to a Lower Emission Future, WWF-Australia, AGL and Frontier Economics, 2006, <www.wwf.org.au/publications/lower-emission-future> or<www.wwf.org.au/news/reducing-greenhouse-gas-emissions-is-affordable-and-achievable>
  • Fast-tracking Victoria’s clean energy future to replace the Hazelwood Power Station, <www.environmentvictoria.org.au/replacehazelwood>
  • Solar thermal electricity as the primary replacement for coal and oil in U.S. generation and transportation, David R. Mills and Robert G. Morgan, <www.ausra.com/pdfs/ausra_usgridsupply.pdf>
  • Energy Today – references to significant energy reports (Australian and international). <www.energytoday.com.au>. See esp. energy reports<www.energytoday.com.au/publications/recent-energy-publications.php> and and renewable enegry reports<www.energytoday.com.au/publications/renewable-energy-publications.php>
  • Mark Diesendorf, 2009, UNSW Press, Climate Action: A campaign manual for greenhouse solutions
  • Wind Farms: The facts and the fallacies, Andrew Macintosh and Christian Downie, Australia Institute, Discussion Paper Number 91, October 2006, <www.tai.org.au/documents/downloads/DP91.pdf>
  • Hung out to dry: Federal neglect of renewable energy research and development in Australia, report by Greenpeace Australia Pacific, September 2007, <www.greenpeace.org/australia/resources/reports/climate-change/hung-out-to-dry-federal-negle> or direct download: <www.greenpeace.org/raw/content/australia/resources/reports/climate-change/hung-out-to-dry-federal-negle.pdf>
  • ABARE, April 2009, Energy in Australia 2009, <www.abare.gov.au/publications_html/energy/energy_09/auEnergy09.pdf>.This ABARE report covers all aspects of energy production and use, from natural resources through to final consumption, including energy research, energy efficiency, the development of renewable energy, low emission technologies, and alternative fuels.

Information portals / collections of links to sustainable energy literature

  • Clean Energy Council links: <www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au/cec/policyadvocacy/usefullinks.html>
  • Environment Sustainability links <www.ecosustainable.com.au/links.htm>
  • Alternative Energy www.alternative-energy-news.info
  • Energy Planet – Renewable Energy Directory <www.energyplanet.info>
  • Energy Bulletin – sustainable energy section <www.energybulletin.net/taxonomy/term/9?page=1>
  • International Energy Agency – energy issues by topic <www.iea.org/subjectqueries/index.asp>
  • Research Institute for Sustainable Energy (Murdoch Uni) information portal. <www.rise.org.au/info>
  • CSIRO – Renewable Energy <www.csiro.au/csiro/channel/ich2j,,.html>

International reports

  • A global renewable energy scenario, Sørensen B and Meibom P, 2000, International Journal of Global Energy Issues 13 (1/2/3), DOI: 10.1504/IJGEI.2000.000869.
  • Green Energies 100% Renewables by 2050, <www.i-sis.org.uk/GreenEnergies.php>, ISIS Report 30/09/09.
  • WWF, 2007, “Climate Solutions: WWF’s vision for 2050”, <http://assets.panda.org/downloads/climatesolutionweb.pdf>, The findings show that known energy sources and proven technologies could be harnessed between now and 2050 to meet a projected doubling in global demand for energy while at the same time achieving the necessary significant drop (about 60-80 per cent) in carbon dioxide emissions to prevent dangerous climate change.
  • European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) and Greenpeace International, January 2007, “Energy [R]evolution: A sustainable World Energy Outlook” , <www.energyblueprint.info> This blueprint for halving global greenhouse emissions by 2050 includes 10 regional studies and a series of national studies inc. Australia, China, India, Japan, USA, etc.
  • International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) <www.irena.org>
  • Renewable Energy World <www.renewableenergyworld.com>
  • New Scientist – articles on many energy / clean energy issues: <www.newscientist.com/topic/energy-fuels>
  • REN21 – Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century, Summary of global renewable energy developments: <www.worldwatch.org/taxonomy/term/444> and <www.ren21.net>
  • The Technical and Economic Feasibility of a Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free Energy System in the United States, Arjun Makhijani, March 2009, <www.downtheyellowcakeroad.org/icws309w2/index.cfm?ID=96C8E1AE-AB14-404C-ABB018DB487A1150> or direct downoad <www.downtheyellowcakeroad.org/userfiles/file//Renewable_electric_system-Makhijani2009.pdf>