Making our energy supplies fully renewable
Our households and businesses rely on energy from centralised sources such as electricity grids, gas pipelines and petrol stations. Traditionally the vast majority of this energy has come from burning non-renewable fossil fuels which emit greenhouse gases and other pollutants into our atmosphere. Renew advocates cleaning up these systems via a transition to renewable energy such as wind turbines and solar panels, supported by energy storage and new transmission lines. We also must become much more efficient in our use of energy.
Challenges are significant because as the switch occurs we must ensure that energy supplies remain reliable and affordable. As governments and industry grapple with this task, Renew delivers them clear messages on behalf of consumers. We call for integrated, long-term planning that fully recognises the impacts of energy systems and enables a realistic, swift transition. Our advocacy work is supported by our research and discussion papers into relevant key issues.
Research, submissions, articles and events relating to the energy transition
Due to inadequacies in the electricity market, some wind and solar farms are having grid connections refused, output curtailed and revenue reduced. Investors are understandably hesitant to develop new projects. Read our paper investigating this issue.Read more
Bruce Robertson, a gas/LNG energy analyst with IEEFA, notes that like Volkswagen, the gas industry is also walking a thin tightrope due to the under-reporting of actual emissions released from both gas and LNG across the supply chain.Read more
Hear about Endeavour Energy's plans to plans for a smarter gridRead more
Renew provided a submission to a set of issues papers on hydrogen published by the federal government.Read more
Renew calls for the energy system operator to model a fully-renewable electricity grid.Read more
We’re running out of time, and what we do now matters more than ever, was the message delivered by Professor Lesley Hughes when she spoke recently about the IPCC 1.5 report at Renew’s Illawarra branch.Read more
New homes that are all-electric and have solar power will save their owners thousands of dollars according to a new report by Renew.Read more
Australia’s legal regimes don’t explicitly protect solar access for solar panels or passive solar designed buildings. But, as more households fight through the courts for their right to light, there are important precedents being set across the country.Read more
ATA presented to Australian senators on several household-focused solutions such as rooftop solar and virtual power plants.Read more
Community Power Agency reports on the many projects taking off and some of the remaining barriers.Read more