The transition has already begun with all levels; government, industry and household. But it doesn’t seem to be well coordinated.
We will focus on how two independent research/advocacy organisations propose the transition can occur; ‘Rewiring Australia’ considers the transformation from the bottom (household level) up, while the Clean Energy Council outlines steps needed from the top down.
We will then have a look at the new federal government’s policy (from its pre-election manifesto) called ‘Rewiring the nation’ to see how this lines up with the proposals by the two advocacy groups.
We will also spend a little more time working through the Sustainability Index that we worked on last session. Incidentally, there was some news recently that the federal government is to introduce a number of community well being indicators alongside the gross domestic (GDP) indicators.
I’ve also included links to two recent CSIRO/ECOS articles of relevance
Rewiring Australia Organisation: https://www.rewiringaustralia.org/
Clean Energy Council – Energy Transformation: https://www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au/advocacy-initiatives/energy-transformation/
ALP’s Energy transition policy: https://keystone-alp.s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/prod/61a9693a3f3c53001f975017-PoweringAustralia.pdf/
CSIRO ECOS magazine
- Hydrogen: https://ecos.csiro.au/hydrogen-industry-australia/
- Food supply during extreme weather events: https://ecos.csiro.au/keeping-food-on-plates-during-extreme-weather-events/
15 July 2022