Mark Diesendorf

Institute of Environmental Studies

Mark’s interests include the interdisciplinary fields of sustainable energy, sustainable urban transport, theory of sustainability, ecological economics, and practical processes by which government, business and other organisations can achieve ecologically sustainable and socially just development.

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Publications

Title & place of publication Author Research area Type Links Year
'Comparing least cost scenarios for 100% renewable electricity with low emission fossil fuel scenarios in the Australian National Electricity Market', Renewable Energy, 66, p196-204. Elliston, B., MacGill, I., Diesendorf, M. Electricity Markets & Restructuring, Large-scale Renewable Energy Journal Papers 2014
'Sustainable Energy Solutions for Climate Change. UNSW Press, Sydney and (from April 2014) Routledge-Earthscan, London' Diesendorf, M. Sustainability & general Books 2014
'Impacts on the biophysical economy and environment of a transition to 100% renewable electricity in Australia', Energy Policy, 54:288-299, Turner, G.M., Elliston, B., Diesendorf, M. Sustainability & general Journal Papers 2013
'Submission on 100 percent Renewables Study – Draft Modelling Outcomes Report' Jenny Riesz , Ben Elliston, Iain MacGill , Mark Diesendorf Large-scale Renewable Energy Submissions 2013
Comment on 'Prevented mortality and greenhouse gas emissions from historical and projected nuclear power'. Environmental Science & Technology 47:6715-6717. Sovacool, B.K., Parenteau, P., Ramana, M.V., Valentine, S.V., Jacobson, M.Z., Delucchi, M.A., Diesendorf, M. Sustainability & general, Technology Assessments Journal Papers 2013
‘A genuine “green” economy must be ecologically sustainable and socially just’. In: Schroeder, S. & Chester, L, (eds) Challenging the Orthodoxy: Reflections on Frank Stilwell’s contribution to political economy. Springer, pp. 223-241 Diesendorf, M. Sustainability & general Book Chapters 2013
‘Dispelling the myth of energy payback of renewable energy systems’, in RenewEconomy Mark Diesendorf Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Large-scale Renewable Energy, Technology Assessments Articles 2013
‘Does coal-fired electricity have a future?’, in The Conversation Mark Diesendorf Sustainability & general, Technology Assessments Articles 2013
‘Is wartime mobilisation a suitable policy model for rapid national climate mitigation?’ Energy Policy (in press) DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2013.03.036, Delina, L., Diesendorf, M. Sustainability & general Journal Papers 2013
‘Least cost 100% renewable electricity scenarios in the Australian National Electricity Market’, Energy Policy (in press) DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2013.03.038, Elliston, B., MacGill, I., Diesendorf, M. Electricity Markets & Restructuring, Large-scale Renewable Energy Journal Papers 2013
‘The base debate holding renewables hostage’, in Climate Spectator Mark Diesendorf Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Large-scale Renewable Energy, Technology Assessments Articles 2013
'Reliability of 100% Electricity Supply in the Australian National Electricity Market', at the 2nd International 100% Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition (IRENRC 2012), 28-10 June 2012  Elliston, B., Diesendorf, M., MacGill, I.F. Electricity Markets & Restructuring, Large-scale Renewable Energy Conference Papers 2012
'Simulations of scenarios with 100% renewable electricity in the Australian National Electricity Market', Energy Policy 45, p. 606-613 Elliston, B., Diesendorf, M., MacGill, I.F. Electricity Markets & Restructuring, Large-scale Renewable Energy Journal Papers 2012
'Climate change and the economy', in George Argyrous and Frank Stilwell (eds) Readings in Political Economy. 3rd edition, Melbourne: Tilde University Press, pp.15-18. Diesendorf, M. Sustainability & general Book Chapters 2011
'Simulations of Scenarios with 100% Renewable Electricity in the National Electricity Market', at the Australian Solar Energy Society Conference, Sydney, 1 Dec 2011 (Jointly awarded the Wal Read Memorial Prize for Best Student Paper) Elliston, B., Diesendorf, M., MacGill, I. Large-scale Renewable Energy Conference Papers 2011

Monbiot clutches at straws, New Matilda, 23 March,

Mark Diesendorf Technology Assessments Articles 2011
Redesigning energy systems, in John S. Dryzek, Richard B. Norgaard & David Schlosberg (eds)Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society. Oxford University Press, pp.561-578. Diesendorf, M. Sustainability & general Book Chapters 2011

Comparing the Economics of Nuclear and Renewable Sources of Electricity, 48th ANZSES Conference, Canberra, 1 to 3 Dec 2010

Diesendorf, M. Technology Assessments Conference Papers 2010
Design limitations in Australian renewable energy policies, Energy Policy, 38: 3365-76; addendum 38:7539-40. Buckman, G., Diesendorf, M. Large-scale Renewable Energy, Sustainability & general Journal Papers 2010

Grid parity: A potentially misleading concept?, 48th ANZSES Conference, Canberra, 1 to 3 Dec 2010

Elliston, B., MacGill, I., Diesendorf, M. Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation Conference Papers 2010
Sustainable Energy Policy for Australia", Energy Science briefing paper no. 5 Diesendorf, M. Sustainability & general Articles 2010
The Base-Load Fallacy, Energy Science briefing paper no. 16 Diesendorf, M. Large-scale Renewable Energy, Sustainability & general Articles 2010
Climate Action: A campaign manual for greenhouse solutions, UNSW Press, Sydney. xiv+242 pp Mark Diesendorf Sustainability & general Books 2009

Potential sites for off-shore wind power in Australia, Wind Engineering 33(4): 335-348

Messali, E., Diesendorf, M. Large-scale Renewable Energy Journal Papers 2009
Sustainability of uranium mining and milling: toward quantifying resources and eco-efficiency,Environmental Science & Technology. 42(7), 2624-2630. Gavin Mudd, Mark Diesendorf Sustainability & general Journal Papers 2008

Clean energy scenarios for Australia, Energy Policy 35 (2), pp. 1245-1256

Hugh Saddler, Mark Diesendorf, Richard Denniss Large-scale Renewable Energy Journal Papers 2007

Greenhouse Solutions with Sustainable Energy, A submission to Garnaut Climate Change Review, 3rd December 2007

Mark Diesendorf Emissions trading Submissions 2007
Greenhouse Solutions with Sustainable Energy, UNSW Press Sydney ISBN 978 086840 973.3 Mark Diesendorf Large-scale Renewable Energy, Sustainability & general Books 2007

Is nuclear energy a possible solution to global warming?, Social Alternatives 26 (2), pp. 8-11

Mark Diesendorf Technology Assessments Journal Papers 2007
Paths to a Low-Carbon Future: Reducing Australia's Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 30 per cent by 2020 , scenario study published by Greenpeace Mark Diesendorf Sustainability & general Reports and Working Papers 2007

Renewable energy as a major component of greenhouse response: refutation of the base-load fallacy presented at the ANZSEE 2007 conference, Noosa QLD, 3rd-6th July 2007

Mark Diesendorf Large-scale Renewable Energy Conference Papers 2007

Can geosequestration save the coal industry?, in J. Byrne, Leigh Glover and Noah Toly (eds), Transforming Power: Energy as a Social Project, Vol. 9, Energy and Environmental Policy Series, pp.223-248

Mark Diesendorf Technology Assessments Book Chapters 2006
A Clean Energy Future for Australia, a study by Energy Strategies for the Clean Energy Future Group, March 2004 Hugh Saddler, Mark Diesendorf, Richard Denniss Sustainability & general Reports and Working Papers 2004

Events

Event Presenter Type Research area Location Date
A Genuine ‘Green’ Economy must be Ecologically Sustainable and Socially Just Mark Diesendorf Seminar Sustainability & general Conference in Honour of Frank Stilwell's Contribution to Australian Political Economy, University of Sydney, 3-5 April 2013 Friday, April 5, 2013
Technical and Economic Feasibility of 100% renewable energy: the Australian National Electricity Market Iain MacGill , Ben Elliston, Mark Diesendorf Seminar Large-scale Renewable Energy IES Rapid Climate Mitigation Workshop, UNSW Monday, November 19, 2012
Technical, economic + commercial opportunities and challenges of a 100% renewably powered Australian National Electricity Market Iain MacGill , Ben Elliston, Mark Diesendorf Seminar Electricity Markets & Restructuring, Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Large-scale Renewable Energy Australian All-Energy Conference, Melbourne Convention Centre Thursday, October 11, 2012
The Technological Feasibility and Economics of 100% Renewable Electricity for Australia Mark Diesendorf Seminar Large-scale Renewable Energy, Sustainability & general Various Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Comparing the Economics of Nuclear and Renewable Sources of Electricity Mark Diesendorf Seminar Technology Assessments AuSES 2010 Conference, Canberra, Australia Friday, December 3, 2010
The Social Movement for Climate Action in Australia Mark Diesendorf , The Institute of Environmental Studies Seminar Sustainability & general CEEM Sustainable Energy Discussion Group, UNSW Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Greenhouse Solutions with Sustainable Energy Mark Diesendorf Seminar Large-scale Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation CEEM, UNSW Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Refuting Fallacies about Wind Power Mark Diesendorf Seminar Large-scale Renewable Energy Public forum on wind power, Cooma, NSW Friday, August 25, 2006
Scenarios for Australian Clean Energy Futures: Can Renewable Energy Substitute for Coal Power? Mark Diesendorf Seminar Large-scale Renewable Energy CEEM, UNSW Wednesday, March 29, 2006