ARENA: Accelerating community and business support for a low carbon future.

  • Painter, Claire, (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Majcher, Adam, (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Argyriou, Megan, (Associate Investigator (AI))
  • Ferraro, Scott, (Associate Investigator (AI))

    Project: Research

    Project Description

    ClimateWorks Australia under the umbrella of Monash University will conduct a desktop study and knowledge building exercise as an extension to the ARENA funded ERP Measure for the Deep Decarbonisation Pathway Project (DDPP). This new Activity builds on the learnings from the completed DDPP by engaging with community, business and industry stakeholders to make tangible changes to their sectors to achieve decarbonisation without significantly compromising
    their business needs. The Activity will establish a clearly defined pathway for Electric Vehicles (EV) which can be undertaken, and generate greater coordination across the EV sector. EVs could act as new source of demand for renewable energy and also help address issues of intermittency. Evidence suggests that it is a technology with strong potential to garner public interest and the EV sector is ready to move into the mainstream. EV s are part of the critical path to electrify the transportation sector which is a requirement to displace liquid fossil fuels, and to enable renewable powered transport. This Activity will be focused on building an evidence base on EVs within Australia, and understanding what is required to drive the required rate of uptake to achieve decarbonisation of the transport sectors by engaging with the energy industry, the EV industry, and by feeding into the Energy Networks Association (ENA) and CSIRO's Network Transformation Roadmap. The Activity will also develop capacity building materials and exercises to build greater literacy and engagement in broader audiences across a range of renewable and low emissions technologies.
    Short titleARENA - Mainstreaming and EV
    Effective start/end date22/11/1630/04/18


    • Transgrid - Electricity transmission authority: AUD50,000.00
    • AGL Energy Limited: AUD15,000.00