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Australian Plans for Zero Emissions

The organisation Beyond Zero Emissions and the University of Melbourne’s Energy Research Institute have developed highly detailed plans for Australia to move to a zero carbon emissions economy.

Crescent Dunes Solar Thermal Power Station: Nevada USA
Crescent Dunes Solar Thermal Power Station: Nevada USA


The Plans are for:

These plans are described with links to the full reports:

  • All Electricity from Renewables
  • Electric Transport: Road
  • Electric Transport: High Speed Rail
  • Land Use
  • Efficient, Self-Powering Buildings


Principles Guiding these Plans

  • Climate change is happening
  • Humans must tackle climate change
  • Decarbonise the Australian economy
  • Provide Australia’s energy entirely from renewable sources
  • Use only technology that is proven and commercially available

The plans will maintain or enhance:

  • The current high living standard in Australia
  • The security and reliability of Australia’s energy
  • Food and water security
  • Our natural environment


Plans being developed

Plan: Australia as an energy super power

This plan is being developed.

Australia has the potential to become an energy super-power.  Our coal exports could be replaced by exporting energy drawn from our renewable sources.

Renewable Energy Superpower


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