Programs and themes
About BREE programs and thematic areas of research
The Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE) is structured in two components—program and thematic.
The program areas—Energy and Resources—are responsible for the delivery of a range of reports, including:
- Energy Projections
- Resources and Energy Quarterly
- Resources and Energy Statistics
- Australian Energy Statistics.
Four thematic areas support these programs, and are responsible for delivering research and providing in-depth analysis on important topics in resources and energy.
This work is underpinned by the use of the best available data and statistical support delivered by the Data and Statistics Program.
Collectively, BREE’s program and thematic areas allow it to deliver the highest quality strategic policy advice on resources and energy.
Micro and Industry Performance Analysis examines issues such as mining productivity, energy efficiency, and industry input-output (demand and supply) issues generally.
The unit also examines data availability issues in order to strengthen the productivity/efficiency analysis at the industry level.
Macro and Markets Analysis at BREE provides high-level and professional analysis on the synergy between macro dynamics and market activities relating to resources and energy commodity, and economic and technological factors which affect mining and energy sectors.
Macro and Markets Analysis also aims to provide market-wide view of global geographic opportunities and to identify areas in that market where emerging locations will thrive and their determinants and prospects.
Cross sectoral resource issues examines issues which cut across the mining sector and the mining sector’s interaction with other industries.
Issues examined in this theme include infrastructure, land use issues and impacts on the mining sector on other parts of the Australian economy.
The energy program at BREE is responsible for the compilation and publication of the annual Australian Energy Statistics, which is the main source of energy statistics for Australia and is published each year in June or July.
The program regularly publishes a range of useful energy related information sources, data and analysis, including:
- the annual publication Energy Update
- the annual Energy in Australia handbook
- long-term projections for the Australian energy sector
- energy intensity trends in Australian industry
- a listing of electricity generation projects under development in Australia.
The program also has responsibility for meeting Australia’s international energy reporting obligations.
The resources program is responsible for BREE’s resources and energy commodity analysis and forecasts which is published as the Resources and Energy Quarterly.
The program also regularly publishes a range of resource related information sources, data and analysis including the Resources and Energy Statistics quarterly and a listing of major mineral and energy developments in Australia.
The resources program also leads research on resource related issues.
The Data and Statistics Program manages the data collections, compilation, development and dissemination of statistics at BREE covering the resources and energy industry sectors.The Data and Statistics Program provides support to the BREE research and analysis programs, manages the Bureau’s international statistical reporting obligations and aims to develop its capabilities to provide the primary enabling data and statistics support function across the Department of Industry.