Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the burning of fossil fuels as quickly and efficiently as possible is clearly vital to reduce the impacts of climate change. At the same time, energy systems are increasingly vulnerable to climate change impacts.

A key solution to these challenges is a world-wide shift to low-GHG emission forms of energy. Energy change that drives this transformation to a clean economy will also offer wider benefits to society by increasing economic productivity, and by improving energy access and security as well as via a range of health and environmental outcomes.

Energy research at ANU covers a broad portfolio ranging from the science and engineering of energy generation and energy efficiency, to energy economics, regulation, security, sociology and policy. A defining feature of the University's energy expertise is that it is both technology and policy neutral.

ICEDS brings together expertise in energy technologies and implementation expertise in the economic, legal, sociological and policy issues of energy change. This broad portfolio of research activity is unique nationally, and its integration with the climate and disaster risk portfolios will further increase the competitiveness of ANU.

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Australia-China Decarbonisation Roundtable »

9am 8 May

Discuss with industry and academic experts on Australia-China links in green iron & steel, and value chains for renewables

Women in energy seminar 2024

Women in energy »

10.30am 18 March

Hear from Monique Miller about her personal transition into the energy transition and from Michelle Ryan about using evidence to advance gender equality.

Accelerating the net zero transition: clean energy in Australia and the US

Accelerating the net zero transition: clean energy in Australia and the US »

4pm 7 March

Please join us for a fascinating panel discussion with Andrew Light, Assistant Secretary, US Department of Energy exploring the accelerating clean energy transformation in the US and Australia.

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The challenge of integrating Carbon Dioxide Removal into ambitious climate policy »

12pm 1 March

How can policymakers incentivize the timely upscaling of Carbon Dioxide Removal without undermining the priority of emission reductions? Seminar with Dr Oliver Geden.

Power plant cooling towers with a village in the foreground

The energy transition in South Africa: Shared challenges and opportunities for collaboration »

12.30pm 27 February

Seminar by Jesse Burton on South Africa's unique challenges in transitioning its energy system, as well as what our two countries might have in common.

ATSE Myth Busting event

Myth busting renewable energy »

12pm 22 February

There remain many misconceptions about renewable energy, in this event, hosted by the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ASTE) with the ANU Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions (ICEDS), we address all these misconceptions.

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