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Australia drafts technology roadmap to lower emissions but implementation is key

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29 May 2020

Australia drafts technology roadmap to lower emissions but implementation is key

Report summary

On 21 May, the Australian government issued a consultation document to outline investment strategies for a lower emissions future. The overarching goal is to take a pragmatic approach and accelerate technology adoption to reduce emissions without affecting economic growth and employment. Read this insight to find out: - Why Australia’s current NDC pledge (nationally determined contributions) on emissions is difficult to achieve, despite rapid growth in renewables penetration in the power sector - What technologies will be under consideration and implications for the energy sector

Table of contents

  • Why has Australia struggled to decarbonise beyond the power sector?
  • How will the technology roadmap extend and expand decarbonisation across the economy?
  • Short-term challenges and opportunities (2020-2022)
  • Medium-term challenges and opportunities (2023-2030)
  • Long-term challenges and opportunities (2030-2050)
  • What are the implications for the energy sector?
  • Conclusion

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This report includes 2 images and tables including:

  • Summary of the roadmap
  • Levelised cost of power generation technologies, US$/MWh

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