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7 News reports this morning energy ministers are meeting today, to carve out a national plan to cut our emissions and solve the gas crisis....The Australian also follows the story.

Aug 12 2022

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Distribution networks and the energy transition

Distribution networks and the energy transition

The roles and responsibilities of electricity distribution networks are being challenged by the changing mix of resources in the grid. The energy transition is not just about reducing emissions by changing technologies in large-scale generation, it is also about a trend towards more localised, or distributed energy resources (DER). The Australian Energy Council’s latest discussion paper looks at what the transition might mean for distribution networks and customers.

BY Australian Energy Council Aug 11 2022
Solar's China Syndrome?

Solar's China Syndrome?

A recent report by the International Energy Agency has highlighted the dominant role of China in the world’s solar supply chain. The transition underway in the global energy market will not be immune from this dominance. The IEA estimates one out of every seven panels produced internationally now comes from a single manufacturing site in China. As we have seen recently with Russia’s gas supplies, a supply chain dependency can be extremely disruptive. So, are there options to avoid this?

BY Australian Energy Council Aug 11 2022
Emission reductions: implications for regional transitions

Emission reductions: implications for regional transitions

The latest discussion paper in the Australian Energy Council’s “55 by 35” series on Australia’s Energy Future focuses on the implications of the target and the transition to net zero for regional economies in the light of the progressive closure of coal power plants. It recognises that there is a policy case for a focus on these regions, given that coal power plants (and in some cases associated mines) are major employers in those regions.

BY Australian Energy Council Aug 04 2022
Hydrogen: Big opportunities, but bigger barriers?

Hydrogen: Big opportunities, but bigger barriers?

The latest discussion paper in the Australian Energy Council’s “55 by 35” series on Australia’s Energy Future focuses on hydrogen. The AEC has proposed an interim economy-wide emission reduction target of 55 per cent from 2005 levels by 2035 and the papers consider options for decarbonisation. Hydrogen undoubtedly has considerable potential, but it’s still also a long way away from delivering on that potential.

BY Australian Energy Council Jul 28 2022
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Joint media release: Business, investor and conservation groups come together to support Climate Bill as key step towards policy certainty and investment

Joint media release: Business, investor and conservation groups come together to support Climate Bill as key step towards policy certainty and investment

A wide cross-section of business, investor and conservation groups have come together to support the passage of the Climate Change Bill as an important step towards the greater climate policy certainty needed to support investment in the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Aug 01 2022

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Distribution networks and the energy transition
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Distribution networks and the energy transition

The roles and responsibilities of electricity distribution networks are being challenged by the changing mix of resources in the grid. The energy transition is not just about reducing emissions by changing technologies in large-scale generation, it is also about a trend towards more localised, or distributed energy resources (DER). The Australian Energy Council’s latest discussion paper looks at what the transition might mean for distribution networks and customers.

BY Australian Energy Council Aug 11 2022
Australia's Energy Future - Regional Transitions
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Australia's Energy Future - Regional Transitions

The latest discussion paper in the Australian Energy Council’s “55 by 35” series on Australia’s Energy Future focuses on the implications of the target and the transition to net zero for regional economies in the light of the progressive closure of coal power plants. It recognises that there is a policy case for a focus on these regions, given that coal power plants (and in some cases associated mines) are major employers in those regions.

BY Australian Energy Council Aug 04 2022
Solar Report: Second quarter 2022
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Solar Report: Second quarter 2022

The Australian Energy Council’s latest Solar Report updates on developments in the second quarter. Based on current Clean Energy Regulator (CER) data it shows a drop in solar rooftop installations – due to a range of factors including supply chain costs and weather events. Regardless of the drop in Q2, solar continues to play a growing role in the grid. The report looks at factors behind the changes as well as state-by-state shifts.

Jul 28 2022
Australia's Energy Future - Hydrogen
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Australia's Energy Future - Hydrogen

The latest discussion paper in the Australian Energy Council’s “55 by 35” series on Australia’s Energy Future focuses on hydrogen. The AEC has proposed an interim economy-wide emission reduction target of 55 per cent from 2005 levels by 2035 and the papers consider options for decarbonisation. Hydrogen undoubtedly has considerable potential, but it’s still also a long way away from delivering on that potential.

BY Australian Energy Council Jul 28 2022
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