Renewable energy

Strategy

Whole of System plan

This strategy document provides an informed view on what Western Australia’s principal electricity system, the South West Interconnected System, might look like over the coming decades. The Whole of System plan is a detailed study of how the state's major power system may evolve over...
Report

Leaders and legends: thousands of clean jobs for Queenslanders

This report finds that accelerating the development of Renewable Energy Zones (REZ) will give Queensland a global competitive advantage in energy-intensive industries, create jobs for Queenslanders, and new export opportunities for Australia.
Report

Banking on our solar future

This project aims to enable residents of Towong Shire to install battery systems to support both existing solar installations and new household solar systems with battery storage to provide consistent power supply.
Report

Bright Futures Renewable Energy – stage 1

The Bright Futures Renewable Energy project is a council initiative to identify and investigate the opportunities for delivering long-term renewable energy solutions for the region. The aim of the project is to increase the use and production of renewable energy in East Gippsland.
Report

Supporting Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale to prepare for climate change

This project provided the Borough of Queenscliff community with independent advice on energy efficiency and renewable energy options to give them the confidence to implement changes in their homes and businesses that will make them more resilient to climate change.
Report

Battery storage revolution

Battery storage offers numerous benefits to vulnerable communities by supporting energy management and building resilience. Council and the community acknowledge energy storage as a logical next step to increase community capacity for energy management given a constrained local grid network, strong solar resource and demonstrated...
Position paper

Technology Investment Roadmap: first low emissions technology statement - 2020

This technology statement is the first major milestone in the Technology Investment Roadmap. It tries to identify how emerging, low-emissions technologies might become economically competitive with and eventually replace high emission incumbents - but only with the assistance of additional federal funding.
Report

Renewables beat fossil fuels

This mid-year analysis reports the aggregate data from every EU country, to present the latest insights on Europe’s electricity transition. Findings demonstrate renewables (solar, wind, hydro and biomass) didn’t just beat out coal on the European grid — they beat out all fossil fuels put...
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National energy emissions audit report: July 2020

This report outlines how Victoria and South Australia are leading Australia’s transition to renewables, with renewable energy capacity at 33%, almost twice that of Queensland and New South Wales at 16% capacity. However, research shows the northern states are ramping up new renewables.
Report

Renewable energy and jobs in Queensland

This report details how projects contracted and committed to over the last five years will produce more than 10,000 GWh of Queensland’s electricity needs — equivalent to the annual consumption of more than 2 million Queensland households.