Electricity contributes a third of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Solar photovoltaics and wind generation are now the lowest cost sources of new electricity capacity, and Australia is leading the world with rate of uptake of these renewable generators.
This requires a rethink of how the electricity grid operates, including the integration of storage, demand management, and transmission needs to manage supply variability.
Low emissions electricity then unlocks a range of other emissions reductions: from swapping petrol use with electric vehicles in the short-term, through to generating hydrogen for the production of steel from iron ore.
This session is hosted by The Australian National University (ANU) College of Engineering and Computer Science as part of the 2021 STEM guest lecture series, where you can take part in a series of masterclasses delivered by leading ANU academic experts and researchers.
Participants will be expected to have some level of background knowledge in the subject area of each lecture.
We look forward to seeing you there!