Projects

START is the kickoff project of the Hub. It focuses on four key topics:

 

Socio-economic

Economic, policy, regulatory and social aspects

Technical

Economic, policy, regulatory and social aspects

Emissions

Economic, policy, regulatory and social aspects

Industrial

Economic, policy, regulatory and social aspects

 

Projects

In Progress

On the path toward a zero-emission economy, public information about emissions from the electricity, transport and other sectors is delayed, often by a year, and in developing countries at times by five years or longer.

This project provides a platform to communicate live trends...

In Progress

Innovation ecosystems that support clean energy entrepreneurs are emerging across the world. The opportunity for linking expertise, capabilities, and investment activities across these ecosystems is becoming apparent through innovation intermediaries like accelerators (e.g. Free Electrons). Similarly, Australian companies are taking advantage of these connected ecosystems,...

In Progress

Developments in the energy market and new generation technologies promise the emergence of a decentralized consumer-oriented energy system radically different to the centralized supply system of the last century.

Consumers will have choices around generating, storing and trading their own electricity as well as...

In Progress

Technological breakthroughs in hydrogen, low cost renewables, and Japan's hydrogen import target, have driven renewed interest in hydrogen's role as an energy carrier and export opportunity. A `hydrogen economy' will address some of the most intractable problems of climate change. Examples include the substitution...

In Progress

The Regional and Sectoral Transitions Research program aims to create and disseminate knowledge informing the rapid, orderly and just phase-out of coal production. The program brings together a wide range of Australian and German researchers with extensive expertise and experience in applied research on coal...

In Progress

This research project aims to broaden the understanding of current and future low-carbon prospects of Germany and Australia’s electricity sectors. Germany began a gradual transition to renewable energy more than ten years ago. In contrast, Australia has experienced a boom in the renewable sector in...

In Progress

Effective achievement of emission-reduction and global temperature goals will require not only decarbonisation of existing sources of electricity but development of opportunities to remove carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the atmosphere in association with energy production (negative emission...

In Progress

This project builds a detailed web-based open source grid integration and optimisation modelling tool for the Australian National Electricity Market (NEM). It is partly funded by ARENA and led by IT Renewables . Other project partners are: United States Strategic Energy Analysis Center of the...

In Progress

Energy and electricity markets, along with the regulatory settings defining them and policy settings guiding them, were designed for a specific context and objectives. They need reform to facilitate energy transition in an effective, economically sound and socially acceptable way. The work will create insights...

In Progress

The transition to a low-carbon economy, like all large-scale industrial and resource transformations, is having important effects on the national economy, and particularly on local communities in regional areas. It is important that the micro and macro effects of moving to a low-carbon energy system...

Completed

This is a collaborative effort between the University of Technology Sydney, the German Aerospace Center, and the University of Melbourne to develop transition pathways consistent with limiting global warming to 1.5˚C without relying on unproven negative emissions technologies or techniques, such as bio-energy with carbon...

In Progress

Large scale export of renewable energy from Australia is possible in several forms, including electricity via undersea high voltage DC (HVDC) cables, processed materials (notably iron rather than iron oxide) and synthetic fuels (including hydrogen, ammonia and hydrocarbons manufactured using CO 2 from air-capture and...

In Progress

Land transportation and gas use for low temperature air and water heating are currently the second and third largest contributors to emissions in the residential and commercial sectors in Australia, after electricity. This project explores the electrification of these sectors, policy changes to accelerate the...

In Progress

This project synthesises the current state of knowledge on emission reductions and sink enhancements in the agricultural sector including the potential net greenhouse gas reduction and co-benefits, required trade-offs, and knowledge gaps of various options. The scope is the agricultural sector in its entirety, including...

Completed

Energy transition is happening globally and in Australia and Germany. It is occurring in response to rapidly changing technology costs and as countries move to implement policies in line with the Paris Agreement goals. This transition poses policy and technological challenges. If managed well, it...

In Progress

South-East Asia is at a road fork of development. Nowhere else in the world are so many coal power plants in the pipeline and on the drawing boards as in Indonesia, and the Philippines. This can provide opportunities for Australian...

 

CORE Partners

 

RESEARCH PARTNERS