Sustainable energy: at what cost?

The debate on how to move from a carbon-intensive energy system to one that is sustainable and low-carbon largely centers on cost. This seminar of experts from industry and universities explored various zero or low-carbon technologies, the cost of bringing them online and what people will end up paying for their electricity under the different scenarios.

The Melbourne Energy Institute’s Renewable Energy Technology Cost Review, prepared for the Garnaut Review Update, was launched at this seminar. This report looked at how innovation in wind and solar energy production will shape the future cost of zero-carbon technologies.