Imagining Australia with 100% renewable energy: how do we get there?

Imagining Australia with 100% renewable energy: how do we get there?

Date & time

5.30–7.30pm 17 February 2020


T2, Top Floor, Cultural Centre Kambri, (ANU Buildillng 153), University Avenue, Acton, ACT 2601




Oliver Yates
Prof Andrew Blakers
Prof Kate Auty
David Leitch,
Dr Bin Lu
Dr Ursula Fuentes


 Anna Nadolny

Hear an audio recording of the event on the Experience ANU channel of SoundCloud

PDFs of presenters PowerPoint slides are available below.

Energy experts are attending a workshop at the Australian National University to consider 100% renewable energy, exports and emissions reductions over 18 - 19 February 2020. Several workshop delegates will present an overview of the renewables revolution at this public lecture.

Australia has recently installed PV and wind at a rate above 5 GW per year (200 Watts per person per year), which is 4 times faster per capita than the EU, China, USA or Japan. Decarbonising the electricity grid is an important first step to zero emissions – because the clean electricity can power transport, industry, and even the chemical industry.

Demand for our exports will change as other countries decarbonise. Australia has good wind and solar resources by international standards – but is it feasible to export large amounts of solar and wind energy?

What could the future hold – and what needs to change to get us there?

A series of talks followed by an audience Q&A.


The presentations from the 100% renewable energy and exports workshop that was held in conjunction with the lecture can be accessed at this link

This lecture is co-hosted by ANU 100% Renewable Energy research group; ANU Energy Change Institute; UNSW School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering; the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics; and the Energy Transition Hub.

Information on getting to or parking at Kambri Cultural Centre can be found here

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