16 Nov 2018

The capacity of electricity infrastructure required for new precincts is often based on the types of customers that will occupy the new precinct and historical electricity use for each type of customer. However, modern energy-efficient precincts with local generation can have significantly lower demand than historical precincts.

Report
06 Nov 2018

Securing our energy is a collection of expert essays on the challenges and opportunities of energy security, energy access and climate change.

Essay
02 Nov 2018

Solar-powered batteries are the key to a future without electricity grids for Polynesian countries in the Pacific.

Article
15 May 2018

Plug and Play 2: Enabling distributed generation through effective grid connection standards is the second report for this project. It follows a consultation paper released in February 2017, titled Plug and Play: Facilitating grid connection of low emissions technologies.

Report
01 Apr 2017

This is the second and final report for the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living research project RP3038, Lower income barriers to low carbon living. The first report, Summary of focus group and survey findings, detailed the findings from our focus group discussions with lower income households across four Australian jurisdictions.

Research report
30 Jun 2018

This paper reports on an Agent-Based Model. The purpose of developing this model is to describe ‘the uptake of low carbon and energy efficient technologies and practices by households and under different interventions’.

Journal article
22 Aug 2018

As renewable electricity continues to grow rapidly, the proponents of coal power in federal government and the media are claiming that our electricity system needs ‘dispatchable, baseload’ power stations.

Commentary
26 Jul 2018

Civil engineers need a cohesive strategy to cope with the infrastructure demands likely to result from the surge in electric vehicle use within the next seven years, says Chris Evans of the Rolton Group.

Blog post
31 May 2018

The foundation of a smart city is smart energy infrastructure, representing the interconnection of microgrids working together to improve system resilience, reduce costs and enable a low- to no-carbon future.

Report
01 Jun 2018

This edition of the National Energy and Emissions Audit shows that the National Electricity Market (NEM) is transitioning to renewable energy despite political and policy uncertainty.

Report
22 Feb 2018

We report on the carbon footprint of 22 scenario pathways for the transition of the Australian electricity sector to predominantly renewable energy (RE). The analysis employs a dynamic and discrete numerical model that takes into account what we have termed renewable energy ‘breeding’, i.e. RE technologies are being made increasingly with renewable electricity as the transition progresses.

Journal article
22 May 2018

To meet the terms of the 2015 Paris Agreement, the global energy system must be entirely decarbonized by the end of this century. Two scenarios have been developed: a reference case (REF) and an advanced 100% renewable energy scenario (ADV). ADV reflects the trends in global energy systems and will decarbonize the entire energy system by 2050.

Journal article