Three pathways to a smarter energy system
A new generation of digital solutions are needed to coordinate Australia's energy transition to a system that is decarbonised, decentralised and democratised.
Hydrogen: Steps towards Australia’s powerhouse plan
CSIRO Hydrogen Industry Mission Leader Patrick Hartley outlines some of the key moves required for Australia to realise its plans to become a major hydrogen exporter.
Surge in demand for Australian lithium-ion batteries
With 100 per cent of Australia’s lithium-ion batteries currently imported from overseas, an opportunity exists for Australia to build the whole battery value chain from mining of battery minerals to processing, battery active materials and eventually cell manufacture.
Critical and rare: the minerals Australia can supply to the world
Critical and rare earth minerals will underpin the clean energy transition. Our national leaders have signalled the importance of mining and refining critical minerals in Australia. But what are these resources, and what’s at stake?
Technological innovation will drive change in Australia’s energy system
Our analysis from 2017 estimated it would cost Australia a trillion dollars to convert to renewables. Our current estimate is $500 billion. A large part of this is because of recent technological innovation.
One million energy rating certificates on Australian Housing Data portal
The Australian Housing Data portal has now collected one million energy rating certificates from Australian homes, giving researchers, regulators, and industry associations an unprecedented snapshot of the energy efficiency of the nation’s housing stock.