The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) recognises that the recovery of energy and resources from the thermal processing of waste has the potential, as part of an integrated waste management strategy, to deliver positive outcomes for the community and the environment. Read the full report here.
The main purpose of this project was to determine the potential availability of forestry residues for bioenergy generation and other applications on the North Coast of NSW, for three main regional “hubs”: Bulahdelah, Kempsey and Grafton. The provision of field-based information on residue availability and any potential impacts of extraction support the long-term sustainability of […]
The 2021 Inputs, Assumptions and Scenarios Report (IASR) details how AEMO will model the future in its forecasting and planning publications for the rest of 2021 and into 2022. It has been developed through 10 months of deep collaboration with a broad range of industry participants, governments, and consumer representatives. It reflects stakeholder feedback and […]
This Net Zero Plan Stage 1: 2020–2030 (Plan) sets out how the NSW Government will deliver on these objectives over the next decade. The Plan is focused on the next decade because rapid changes in technology make identifying the lowest cost path to net zero difficult. Plans for the second and third decades of the […]
History shows that we solve hard problems through enterprise and innovation. The Newcomen steam engine, the Haber-Bosch process and the agricultural Green Revolution are all examples of overcoming great challenges through technological progress. The global race to reduce emissions will be no exception. Read the full report here.
We are approaching a decisive moment for international efforts to tackle the climate crisis – a great challenge of our times. The number of countries that have pledged to reach net‐zero emissions by mid‐century or soon after continues to grow, but so do global greenhouse gas emissions. This gap between rhetoric and action needs to […]
Electricity is the quiet driver of our modern way of life. It powers the computers at our schools and life-saving equipment at our hospitals. It keeps our local businesses competitive in fast-paced, global markets. For many decades, our electricity system has provided cheap and reliable power for the people of NSW and underpinned our economic […]
When the IEA published its first Electricity Market Report in December 2020, large parts of the world were in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic and its resulting lockdowns. Half a year later, electricity demand around the world is rebounding or even exceeding pre-pandemic levels, especially in emerging and developing economies. Read the full report […]
Australia’s clean energy transition accelerated again in 2020 as wind and rooftop solar set new records, battery storage came of age, and the hydrogen sector continued its rapid development. This all points to Australia realising its potential as a clean energy superpower. Read the full report here.
The National Electricity Market (NEM) is undergoing a profound transformation from a centralised system of large fossil fuel (coal and gas) generation towards an array of smaller scale, widely dispersed wind and solar generators, grid scale batteries and demand response. This transition has required adaptation by all participants, from generators through to customers, and is […]