Bethany Richards

Junior Policy Manager

Beth manages Energy policy work at IGCC, facilitating the Energy Sub Working Group with the Chair. She has developed responses to government on key energy policies including the Capacity Investment Scheme, Residential Electrification and the Renewable Guarantee of Origin Scheme.

Beth has a background on emissions reductions schemes, carbon border adjustment mechanisms and government-business relations.

Submission: Disclosing climate opportunities and risks to secure long-term investment in Australia

13 February 2024

New draft legislation for reporting on climate-related financial risk and opportunity is a critical step for attracting investment capital in Australia.

Submission: Strategic phase out of fossil fuels for future-proofed green industries

21 November 2023

To maintain and attract capital for Australia’s transition to net zero emissions, actions in different sectors must add up to and be consistent with the Government’s stated policy objective of limiting climate change damages above 1.5oC. The Future Gas Strategy should be aligned with this objective and be embedded within a credible set of sector decarbonisation plans. 

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Submission: Market drivers to reward renewable electricity

2 November 2023

IGCCs submission to the Federal Government’s consultation on an Australia’s Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin (REGO) scheme focuses on providing investment certainty for the creation of renewable energy certificates beyond 2030. With the decarbonisation of the electricity sector over the next 10-15 years central to Australia achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, the evolution of renewable energy certificates is essential to aligning demand with supply and creating the incentive structures for renewable energy growth in Australia.

Submission: Resilient and adaptive residential assets

5 October 2023

IGCCs submission to the Senate inquiry on residential electrification discusses demand-side investment opportunities via the aggregation of actively controlled Distributed Energy Resources (DERs). The submission considers how such scaled, orchestrated DER opportunities can reduce long-term electricity price inflation and create enduring social, employment, and health benefits for Australian families.