Australian electricity supply industry - lessons for a prospective energy transition
Seminar Room, Lab14
700 Swanston Street, Carlton
An environmentally extended input-output analysis (EEIOA) of the Australian electricity supply industry is presented.
The analysis combines the Australian national accounts with the energy account to disaggregate the feedstock energy from the energy needed 'to run' the industry. This permits an examination of the energy-return-on-investment (EROI) and related energy intensity metrics. The results will be discussed with an emphasis on prospective energy transitions.
Mr Graham Palmer, PhD Candidate
Mr Graham Palmer
Australian-German Climate and Energy College
Graham is an electronic and industrial engineer with a technical, R&D, and management career in small business. His experience covers analog electronics, industrial automation, energy efficiency, and HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning). Following the completion of a Masters in Sustainable Energy at RMIT in 2008, he has made contributions to the energy and climate areas. His research aims to develop an improved systemsbased methodology for EROI (energy return on investment) for fossil and nonfossil electricity generation. The research will draw on the field of Biophysical Economics, the history of energy transitions, markets, renewables integration, and engineering. The aim is to provide a more comprehensive metric for energy supply technologies that better captures “societal value”, to inform energy and climate policy.