Energy Transition Working Group

We provide members with the space and strategic direction to influence government policy and regulation regarding renewable energy.

The group’s goal is to help unlock policy settings that will give new renewables projects the appropriate scale and risk-return profiles for investors to confidently allocate capital.

Factors will include the supply, demand and exit considerations that are impacting the transition to a zero-emissions electricity system and clean exports.

The sub-group was spun out of the main policy and advocacy working group in June 2023

Ian Lieblich


Ian Leiblich
Head of ESG, EG


Bethany Richards
Policy Junior Analyst

Email Bethany

Global Competition for Capital

Our members are struggling to find Australian projects that meet the scale and risk-return profiles available in other markets. To help Australia become a more investable market we provide our members with a clear understanding of renewable energy supply-side opportunities across Federal and State/Territory jurisdictions.

A Just Transition

As we decarbonise our energy system, Australia has the opportunity to provide security for portfolios, communities and companies. This includes understanding Australia’s exposure, via the fossil fuel export industry,  to global emissions-reduction efforts, and assisting emissions-intensive regions to diversify their economies.

Our Areas of Focus


Investment opportunities may involve developing and integrating renewables into a dynamic grid and a coordinated approach to commissioning generators and batteries during the shift away from traditional constant supply.


Providing investors with ways to support efficient energy use, renewable energy certificates, and household energy upgrades.


Supporting a transition away from fossil fuels while maintaining energy supply and minimising transition risks in domestic electricity systems and global exports.

Latest Energy Transition News, Resources, and Events

IGCC Summit 2023: Just Transitions

21 September 2023

At IGCC Summit 2023, a key focus was "Just Transitions" and laying the foundation for the new economy.

Submission: Unlocking electrification with privately leveraged capital

5 September 2023

IGCCs submission to the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water's (DCCEEW's) consultation on the Capacity Investment Scheme emphasises the importance of strategic policy to leverage private capital with public funds. The submission considers how the CIS fits within established policy at State/Territory and Federal levels, and where, as a relatively small scheme, it is of most value to de-risk emergent technologies needed to create a dynamic, future-proofed electricity market.

1.5°c sector strategies can supercharge investment

18 July 2023

The government will start developing plans to decarbonise key economic sectors, one of the top priorities identified by investors. The Investor Group on Climate Change says robust sectoral decarbonisation plans can support investment in climate solutions.

Sector Pathways Workshop

Workshop | 26 July 2023 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Timezone: Australia/Sydney
IGCC is developing a report into pathways to decarbonise the economy's critical sectors. We are seeking members’ input at this workshop.

Energy Sub Working Group meeting: 28 August

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