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More than double the OECD average
The rate at which we reduced emissions between 2005 and 2019 (15% vs 7%)
Australia’s 2019 National Inventory Report Volume 1 and UNFCCC where available, otherwise World Resources Institute CAIT

24% of electricity from renewable energy
In 2020. The highest on record.
Australian Energy Statistics, Table O Electricity generation by fuel type 2019-20 and 2020 (energy.gov.au)

>$35 billion invested in clean energy
Like solar panels, since 2017. (Government and private investment)
BloombergNEF 2021, Energy Transition Investment Database.

1 in 4 homes have solar panels
The highest uptake of photovoltaics globally.
DISER analysis of solar data from the Clean Energy Regulator (CER), 2021 and 2016 Australian Census data
BloombergNEF, 2020 Customer-Sited Solar and Storage Long-term Outlook

50% of electricity from renewable energy
Projection by 2030.
DISER, Australia’s Emissions Projections 2020

Triple current rooftop solar capacity
An additional 24 GW of rooftop solar is projected to be deployed by 2030 (estimate).
DISER, Australia’s Emissions Projections 2020

20% reduction in emissions
Between 2005 and 2021.
Quarterly Update of Australia’s National Greenhouse Gas Inventory: March 2021

$20 billion for low emissions technologies
Committed in the decade between now and 2030 (Government investment).
Australia’s Technology Investment Roadmap

Clean hydrogen

Thousands of jobs by 2050
Created by an Australian hydrogen industry. Many in regional Australia.
Deloitte (2019) Australian Global Hydrogen Demand Growth Scenario Analysis 

Regional hydrogen hubs
Building hydrogen hubs in regional Australia will help to develop the industry and create jobs.
https://www.industry.gov.au/policies-and-initiatives/growing-australias…

Under $2 per kilo 
Producing clean hydrogen under $2/kilo is our priority.  
https://www.industry.gov.au/data-and-publications/technology-investment… 

Energy storage

Largest renewables project in Australia
It’s also the largest energy storage project in the southern hemisphere.
https://www.energy.gov.au/government-priorities/energy-supply/pumped-hy…

A giant battery
To store excess energy.
https://www.snowyhydro.com.au/snowy-20/faqs/

Enough to power 500,000 homes 
For over a week during peak demand.
https://www.industry.gov.au/data-and-publications/snowy-20-to-boost-aus…

Renewables in industry

New export markets
For green steel and green aluminium.
Australia's National Hydrogen Strategy (p17)

Goals for green steel
Producing green steel under $900 per tonne is our goal.
https://www.industry.gov.au/news/low-emissions-technology-statement-to-…

Goals for green aluminium
Producing green aluminium under $2700 per tonne is our goal.
https://www.industry.gov.au/news/low-emissions-technology-statement-to-…

Carbon capture, use and storage

Accelerated technology development
Supported by the $50 million Carbon Capture, Use and Storage Development Fund.
https://www.industry.gov.au/news/new-fund-to-support-carbon-capture-use-and-storage-projects

Hubs and technologies
We’re investing $250 million over 10 years to develop the CCUS industry in Australia.
https://www.minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/taylor/media-releases/in…

Affordable CO2 storage
We will reduce the cost of CO2 compression, transport and storage to less than $20/tonne.
https://www.industry.gov.au/data-and-publications/technology-investment-roadmap-first-low-emissions-technology-statement-2020

Soil carbon

Better soil carbon measurement
Supported through the National Soil Carbon Data Program ($8 million).
https://www.minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/taylor/speeches/keynote-…

Affordable soil carbon measurement
Supported through the National Soil Carbon Innovation Challenge ($37 million).
https://www.minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/taylor/media-releases/23…

Additional income for farmers
They can earn carbon credits to sell when they implement management practices to store soil carbon.
Clean Energy Regulator

Recognising soil as a national asset
Under the National Soil Package ($215 million).
https://www.agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-food/natural-resources/soils

Solar

Over 1 in 4 homes have solar panels
The highest uptake of solar photovoltaics globally.
DISER analysis of solar data from CER, 2016 Australian Census data.
BloombergNEF, 2020 Customer-Sited Solar and Storage Long-Term Outlook

Australian technology is used globally
Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell technology (PERC) was developed by researchers from UNSW.
VDMA (2021), International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaic (ITRPV).

Triple current rooftop solar capacity
An additional 24 GW of rooftop solar is projected to be deployed by 2030 (estimate).
DISER, Australia’s Emissions Projections 2020

Microgrids

Microgrid pilots in regional areas
Supported by the $50m Regional Australia Microgrid Pilots Program. 
https://arena.gov.au/funding/regional-australia-microgrid-pilots-ramp/ 

Feasibility studies in regional areas
Supported by the $50.4m Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund - Microgrids
https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/regional-and-remote-communi…

Keeping lights on in extreme weather
Improving resilience of energy supply in the face of bushfires and extreme weather events.
https://www.minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/taylor/media-releases/su…

Electric vehicle infrastructure

+400 fast charging stations
In all capital cities, as well as Geelong, Newcastle, Wollongong and Sunshine Coast. 
https://arena.gov.au/news/future-fuels-fund-revved-up-to-provide-ev-cha…

Shorter wait times
The charging stations will be capable of charging at least 2 vehicles concurrently at 50 kW or greater.
https://www.minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/taylor/media-releases/fu…

More investment
Through the $71.9 million Future Fuels Fund.
https://www.industry.gov.au/news/future-fuels-funding-to-support-over-4…

Livestock feed

Reduced livestock emissions
Reducing livestock impact which accounts for around 10% of Australia's greenhouse gas emissions.
https://www.industry.gov.au/data-and-publications/from-beaches-to-burps… 

Quantifying feed technology benefits
We’re quantifying emissions reduction and productivity benefits with $6 million investment. 
https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/methane-emission-reduction-… 

Fast-tracked feed supplements
We’re fast-tracking delivery of feed supplements to grazing animals with $23 million investment.
https://www.minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/taylor/media-releases/in…