Campaigns questioning the use of woody biomass for energy are missing key facts says IEA Bioenergy

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Some concurrent media campaigns and publications question the use of woody biomass for renewable energy production, but several of them misrepresent on-the-ground forestry practise and bioenergy systems. A common tactic is to associate the use of woody biomass for energy with overexploitation of forests, even permanent deforestation, and “the burning of trees”. In reality, forest […]

Sorting the waste to energy mess

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TALKING RUBBISH: The Clean Energy Finance Corporation recently estimated a national pipeline of up to $7.8 billion in new investments in resource recovery, bioenergy and WTE in the period to 2025; employment benefits of up to 9,000 construction jobs, 2600 indirect jobs and as many as 1400 direct and ongoing jobs, and; the potential across […]

Investing in Australia’s net zero future

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ARENA will tackle emissions in heavy industry such as aluminium and steel, while also continuing to support the electricity transition and hydrogen. The newly launched Investment Plan will guide the types of projects ARENA invests in, shifting attention onto opportunities to tackle emissions from heavy industry. In the plan, ARENA expands ARENA’s electricity sector focus […]

Future Hydrogen Industry to Create Jobs, Lower Emissions and Boost Regional Australia

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The Morrison Government’s $1.2 billion hydrogen investment is set to increase, boosting economic activity and jobs in regional Australia. An additional $150 million for a further two locations under the Clean Hydrogen Industrial Hubs program will enable the rollout of hydrogen hubs across seven priority regional sites. Hydrogen is a clean fuel of the future, […]

Palaszczuk reveals plans to make Queensland a renewable hydrogen ‘superpower’

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Queensland will see the development of a renewable hydrogen plant near Chinchilla within the next two years, after the Palaszczuk Government revealed plans for a 50,000kg per annum operation yesterday. Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni said publicly owned generator CS Energy had been met with strong interest from potential domestic off-takers, […]

NSW unveils $80 billion green hydrogen strategy, with incentives to plug into grid

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The NSW state Liberal government has unveiled a green hydrogen strategy that will offer $3 billion in incentives and will seek to attract between $80 and $50 billion in new hydrogen infrastructure as it accelerates its shift to zero emissions. The plan, unveiled by energy minister and now also state treasurer Matt Kean, and newly […]

NSW Energy from Waste – Environment Protection Authority

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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.

2021 Inputs, Assumptions and Scenarios Report

Inputs Assumptions and Scenarios Report

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 […]

Net Zero Plan Stage 1: 2020–2030

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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 […]

Hydrogen Energy Briefing Paper No 2/2021

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This paper was produced to assist the Legislative Council’s Standing Committee on State Development with its current inquiry into the Development of a hydrogen industry in New South Wales. Read the full report here.