Issue 274 – Clean energy futures
Australia has been described as a powerhouse of cheap renewable energy. At CSIRO, we’re researching ways to cut power costs, create jobs, and reduce the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions – enabling Australia’s transition to a clean energy future. In this edition, we explore some of the cutting-edge technologies behind this transition.
How social licence could shape large-scale solar
As large-scale solar farms continue to expand across regional Australia, CSIRO begins a unique study on public acceptance and its impacts on the industry's social licence.
Carbon capture and storage: one tool, many opportunities
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) has the potential to help reduce emissions. It’s a technology that’s tested, available, heavily regulated and it works at scale - but it’s not yet readily adopted.
Towards a large-scale hydrogen industry for Australia
Hydrogen offers a low-emissions pathway with broad potential to help decarbonise the energy, transport and industrial sectors.
Renewable fuels set to take off
Plants with large amounts of oil in their leaves and stems are paving the way for new feedstocks to produce renewable transport fuels.
Seeing green: low carbon steel and aluminium target reduced emissions
We are supporting the Australian Government’s Low Emissions Technology Statement to identify cleaner ways to manufacture steel and aluminium.
Diverse array of energy-storage technologies may be key to firming the grid
Australia has been described as a powerhouse of cheap renewable energy. However, when the sun doesn’t shine or the wind calms, the power-switch flicks off – a problem referred to as intermittency.