Australian Pipelines and Gas Association

InfluenceMap Score
D+
Performance Band
51%
Organisation Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Energy
Head​quarters:
Canberra, Australia
Official Web Site:
Wikipedia:

The APGA's engagement on climate regulation has been mixed and, while supporting some policy, appears generally unsupportive of ambitious action on climate change which could impact the role of natural gas in the energy mix.

In 2019, CEO Steve Davies supported the development of a national energy and climate policy, but the organization has consistently maintained that any framework should be technology neutral to achieve the lowest cost pathway to emissions reduction. The APGA has expressed support for emissions reduction targets as part of the National Energy Guarantee in 2018 and appeared to support state level targets in Victoria in 2019, but maintained that any framework should be technology neutral and recognise the contribution of natural gas. In 2018 , the APGA also opposed the inclusion of a renewable energy mandate in Australia's National Construction Code, on the grounds that such policies should be technology neutral, as well as supporting a delay to incorporating more ambitious energy efficiency standards.

The APGA appears to recognise the importance of the energy transition, supporting a move away from coal in 2018 and lobbying in favour of the deployment of low emission technologies such as hydrogen in 2019. However, the APGA has consistently advocated in favour of the long-term role of natural gas, for example in its submission to the Technology Investment Roadmap Discussion Paper in June 2020. The organisation has lobbied for unconventional gas production such as shale gas and hydraulic fracturing in 2017 and supported in 2018 weakening the Safeguard Mechanism in relation to emissions baselines for gas transmission pipelines.

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DATA SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Communication of Climate Science
1 NS NA 1 NS NS NS NA
Alignment with IPCC on Climate Action
1 2 NA NS NS NS NS NA
Supporting the Need for Regulations
0 NS NA 0 NS 1 NS NA
Support of UN Climate Process
1 NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation
0 NA NA NA NA NA NS NA
Carbon Tax
NS NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
Emissions Trading
NS NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
Energy and Resource Efficiency
NS NS NA -1 NS NS NS NA
Renewable Energy
NS NS NA -1 NS NS NS NA
Energy Transition & Zero Carbon Technologies
0 0 NA 0 -1 0 NS NA
GHG Emission Regulation
0 0 NA 0 NS 0 NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships
1 NA NA NA NA NA NS NA