To support Australia’s sustainable development and future prosperity, ATSE believes that Australia must move to low emission energy systems that are affordable, secure and reliable.
Australia has a major new industry opportunity in the production and supply of sustainable liquid fuels for the aviation and marine sectors, while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In a lower GHG environment, it also has diverse opportunities in low-emissions electricity generation technologies and the management of intensely distributed electricity systems.
Climate change mitigation and adaptation: managing our climate and society
ATSE says our mitigation target must be
an effective response to climate science
and a fair share of the global burden
For as long as fossil fuels are used for energy and industrial processes, carbon capture and storage is an essential technology to limit emissions and keep the global rise in temperature to well below 2°C
ATSE strongly supports emissions reductions across all sectors while taking steps to balance the economic impacts of this transition.
Australian governments must work together to establish a national framework to drive efficient investment in Australia’s electricity grid to support its ongoing reliability and security while achieving Australia’s emission reduction targets
The evolution of and influences on public opinion about nuclear fuel use need to be revisited
New technology and a national approach are keys to ensuring security, affordable and sustainable energy supplies for Australia
Australia needs a reformed electricity market that encourages planning for the long term needs of all consumers large and small and does not inhibit new technology solutions
Energy storage may play a transformative role in Australia's transition to a low-carbon economy over the coming decade and beyond.
ATSE NSW Division held a one-day symposium on 8 November 2016 on the future of electricity generation and in particular, the transition away from coal in a carbon constrained environment
Australian governments and the private sector should be making big decisions for a sustainable energy economy, enabling a new economic base and attracting international energy investors
Something as simple as improved battery storage in Australian solar powered homes, linked through smart software, could stabilise the Australian energy network.
Small modular nuclear reactors could be ideal for regional centres in Australia. They could provide electricity, water desalination, process heat, and hydrogen for our clean energy future
Australia needs a credible, scalable, national climate change policy to reduce power sector emissions in line with its set targets, before it then addresses much-needed energy market reform
With the need for significant new renewable electricity generation to meet greenhouse gas emission targets, it’s time for Australia’s policymakers to better integrate climate change and energy policy
Enhancing Australia's prosperity through technology and innovation