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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hydrogen for heavy transport

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Hydrogen for heavy transport – Australia’s ability to reduce its emissions will largely depend on how we evolve as a nation. Some sectors, including manufacturing and retail, will quickly transition to renewables. And while there may not be immediate cost savings (without government subsidy or support), this is an important step towards net-zero. Other sectors, […]