Renewable energy

Strategy

2021 Australian infrastructure plan

The reforms outlined in this strategy document reflect an industry consensus that was developed in close collaboration with government, industry and communities. Infrastructure Australia completed a comprehensive engagement program that targeted more than 6,500 community members and industry stakeholders across Australia’s cities and regions.
Report

Energy in New Zealand 21

This publication provides comprehensive information on and analysis of New Zealand's energy supply, demand and prices.
Report

Implementing community-scale batteries: regulatory, technical and logistical considerations

Due to their unique size and position in the grid, community-scale batteries have the potential to play an integral role in Australia’s transition to a decentralised grid. This research reveals enthusiasm for storage of this scale and outlines the considerations needed for the practical deployment...
Report

‘We want it to work’: understanding household experiences with new energy technologies in Australia

New energy technologies are coming to market faster than regulatory frameworks can adapt, exposing users (and non-users) to new forms of risks and costs. This report considers the implications associated with ‘responsibilising’ householders for new types of involvement in the energy system.
Policy report

A Quad partnership to secure battery value chains

This paper argues that the new role for renewable energy systems will demand a rapid transformation in the global battery industry. Battery demand is expected to increase dramatically in coming years, as a greater share of renewables in the energy mix requires significant build-out of...
Policy report

Back of the pack: an assessment of Australia’s energy transition

Beyond the comparison with other countries, this paper indicates that Australia’s so-called ‘gas-fired economic recovery’ runs absolutely counter to the needs of Australia’s energy system transition, and would worsen, not improve, Australia’s emissions reduction performance.
Report

Commercial-scale solar in New Zealand

This report examines the financial performance of commercial-scale solar in New Zealand by modelling systems for 144 business sites across eight centres.
Discussion paper

A hydrogen Guarantee of Origin scheme for Australia: discussion paper

The establishment of a hydrogen Guarantee of Origin (GO), or certification scheme, is a priority action under Australia’s national hydrogen strategy. This paper outlines methodologies for guaranteeing the origin of clean hydrogen from three main production pathways: electrolysis, coal gasification with carbon capture and storage...
Briefing paper

Hydrogen energy

This paper was produced to assist the Legislative Council's Standing Committee on State Development with its inquiry into the development of a hydrogen industry in New South Wales.
Report

Smart solutions to supercharge Qld

The Queensland government is cutting greenhouse gas emissions and capitalising on Australia’s renewable energy boom and growing clean industries. This report outlines initiatives that would be transformational for the state, and also make a tangible improvement to the lives of everyday Queenslanders.