Australian power: can renewable technologies change the dominant industry view?

Molyneaux, Lynette, Froome, Craig, Wagner, Liam and Foster, John (2013) Australian power: can renewable technologies change the dominant industry view?. Renewable Energy, 60 215-221. doi:10.1016/j.renene.2013.05.009

Author Molyneaux, Lynette
Froome, Craig
Wagner, Liam
Foster, John
Title Australian power: can renewable technologies change the dominant industry view?
Journal name Renewable Energy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0960-1481
Publication date 2013-12
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.renene.2013.05.009
Volume 60
Start page 215
End page 221
Total pages 7
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract With carbon dioxide the major contributor to anthropogenic climate change, being required to reduce the carbon emissions from burning coal for electricity presents a systemic shock to Australian power. The Australian government is committed to the development of its coal seam gas resources for export to lucrative world markets and to transition domestic power generation to greater resilience by moving away from a reliance on coal to lower-emissions intensive gas. Using a commercially available modelling package, PLEXOS, we model what a transition to gas fired generation in the year 2035 would deliver and compare that to a transition to power from renewable technologies. The results indicate that a transition to gas fired generation reduces emissions only marginally and that wholesale prices will be higher than the renewable energy option.
Keyword Resilience
Renewable energy
Distributed generation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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