This month's member meeting includes: Beyond Zero Emissions is a plan to establish 100% renewable energy in Australia.
With a combination of energy efficiency, fuel switching from gas and oil to electrified energy services, then using a combination of commercially available renewable energy technologies, the researchers argue that Australia’s energy needs can be met with 100% renewables. The project is a collaboration between the University of Melbourne and the Energy Research Institute of Australia. The valuable aspects of this work for investors are the modeling on renewable energy investment, the energy efficiency objectives and the international case studies on energy market development. Rather than the specific timeline of the plan, it is worth focusing on the transition path and implications. There may also be some interest in the renewable technologies used and the case studies regarding their deployment at scale in other countries. Obviously appropriate policy settings are necessary to drive private investment according to such an ambitious plan and the presenters will discuss the policy prescription they see as being necessary. Matthew White is the Executive Director of the project and will lead the presentation. Members are encouraged to invite energy sector analyst / colleagues to this session.
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