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IEA calls on Australia to lead world in carbon capture and storage technology
IEA calls on Australia to lead world in carbon capture and storage technology 23-Feb-2017

23 February 2017 The executive director of the International Energy Agency has called on Australia to become a world leader in CCS technology. Dr Fatih Birol is in Australia this week and met with the Minister for the Environment and Energy, Josh Frydenberg, in Canberra on Wednesday m..

Minister Frydenberg says carbon capture and storage is absolutely critical
Minister Frydenberg says carbon capture and storage is absolutely critical 20-Feb-2017

In an interview on the ABC's Insiders program on Sunday 19 February 2017, Energy and Environment Minister, Josh Frydenberg, described CCS as "absolutely critical". Minister Frydenberg said that the government was focused on energy security and affordability, while accepting that we're moving to ..

South Australian blackouts demonstrate need to explore alternative energy options
South Australian blackouts demonstrate need to explore alternative energy options 20-Feb-2017

With the reliability of the energy sector being questioned following recent blackouts in South Australia and high temperatures in New South Wales, CEO of CO2CRC, Tania Constable, has stated that power shortages demonstrate a need to explore alternative options, and not just renewables, to provide c..

The role of clean coal technologies in reducing emissions
The role of clean coal technologies in reducing emissions 16-Feb-2017

The term "clean coal" has been high on the political agenda in the wake of widespread energy black-outs in South Australian recently. For opponents, clean coal is derided as oxy-moronic. But the Federal Government argues it's a legitimate way of maintaining energy security at times when intermit..

New report backs carbon capture and storage in Australia
New report backs carbon capture and storage in Australia 15-Feb-2017

An independent report commissioned by government, industry and research organisations has laid down a comprehensive plan for carbon capture and storage (CCS) deployment in Australia. The report ‘A Roadmap for Carbon Capture and Storage’ was led by Professor Chris Greig of the University of Qu..

Comprehensive support for carbon capture and storage in Australia
Comprehensive support for carbon capture and storage in Australia 15-Feb-2017

Government, industry and research organisations have collaborated on a landmark report to show the way forward for urgently required carbon capture and storage (CCS) deployment in Australia. According to CO2CRC CEO, Tania Constable, the report, ‘A Roadmap for Carbon Capture and Storage’, is c..

No “winner takes all”. Renewables v coal – what you need to know
No “winner takes all”. Renewables v coal – what you need to know 15-Feb-2017

The ABC's Hack radio show on Triple J has produced a  'What you need to know - Renewables v Coal'. The article examines the Australian Power Generation Technology Report by CO2CRC and provides the facts and figures around three of the main arguments you hear in the debate on renewables v coal. ..

PM strikes balance between energy security and emissions reduction
PM strikes balance between energy security and emissions reduction 06-Feb-2017

Monday 6 February 2017 CO2CRC welcomes the Prime Minister’s strong position on the need for secure, reliable, clean energy. CO2CRC’S Chief Executive, Ms Tania Constable said, “Australia must play to our strengths. We need an energy system that is clean, reliable and available 24/7 at a rea..

Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, shows support for carbon capture and storage in Press Club address
Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, shows support for carbon capture and storage in Press Club address 02-Feb-2017

At an address to the Canberra Press Club, yesterday, Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, said that Australia should be able to achieve energy that is affordable, reliable and secure and that meets our global emissions reduction commitments. “Security, affordability and emissions reduction - that'..