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

Chair

Ian Leiblich
Head of ESG, EG

Contact

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

Supply

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.

Demand

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

Exit

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

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.