Energy

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.

If you're interested in our energy news and research, click here.

Events

A photograph of the sun setting behind a field of wind turbines, with the sky a deep blue colour at the top, fading into orange on the horizon.
01
Dec
2021

ANU Energy Update 2021 - Getting to Net Zero »

1pm 1 December

What role will the energy sector play in the journey to net zero emissions? the 2021 Energy Update explores this question, as well as recent developments in energy research and analysis.

ANU Solar Oration 2021
01
Dec
2021

ANU Solar Oration 2021: The Solar Century – renewable energy’s role in a zero carbon future »

5.30pm 1 December

Join us for ANU Solar Oration 2021 to hear from Assistant Prof Marta Victoria and Assoc Prof Matt Stocks on upcoming potential for solar in the decarbonisation of the energy sector.

An illustration of wind turbines next to a house, with an electric car plugged into it for charging, and two people walking past the house.
07
Dec
2021

State of Energy Research Conference 2021 - Accelerating research for a speedy energy transition »

1pm 7 December

The Energy Research Institutes Council for Australia (ERICA) is running its 2nd national State of Energy Research Conference (SoERC) – the inaugural conference having been held in Canberra in July, 2019.

ANU Climate Update 2022 - Part 1 - State of our Climate
09
Feb
2022

ANU Climate Update 2022 »

3pm 9 February

ANU Climate Update 2022 will present an overview of how our climate is changing and how we are responding to these changes in Australia and around the world.

New IPCC Climate Change Mitigation Report: How can we limit global warming?
06
Apr
2022

New IPCC Climate Change Mitigation Report: How can we limit global warming? »

6pm 6 April

Join us at this event to hear directly from several IPCC report authors about its key findings including how they relate to Australia.

Global energy transition and energy trade following Russia's invasion of Ukraine: Setting the Scene
23
May
2022

Global energy transition and energy trade following Russia's invasion of Ukraine »

10.30am 23 May

This conference brings together experts to explore the implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for energy transition and trade.