Environment and Energy
Industry Capability Reports
Urban and industrial water (PDF)
This industry capability statement provides an overview of Australian capability in urban and industrial water solutions, including examples of some of the many Australian companies with specialist expertise.
Clean Energy and Environment Export Directory
The Clean Energy and Environment Export Directory showcases and catalogues numerous export-capable Australian companies operating in nearly all clean energy and environment sectors.
Clean Energy and Environment Case Studies
These case studies demonstrate Australia's capability, innovation, depth of experience and skill in the clean energy and environment sectors of biofuels, geothermal, solar, wind, wave energy, environmental remediation, waste and water management and green building.
View all 19 case studies
Please also see the Green building profile
Information for investors
Clean Energy - Investment opportunities in Australia
Australia's dynamic water industry
Australia has a unique water challenge. Increasing variability in extreme climate conditions has required governments, industry and citizens to prioritise water management. This focus has led to distinctive approaches, changes in governance, behavioural change and technology innovation. Australia's experience and approach to addressing water management challenges is regarded as among the most progressive in the world. This publication has been prepared by the Australian Water Association, with the support of the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade), the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (DIISR ), waterAUSTRALIA and industry partners to illustrate some of the innovative solutions developed by Australian business and research groups that have built resilience to water management by urban, agricultural and industrial sectors across Australia.
A wealth of renewable energy resources
Signing the Kyoto Protocol in 2007, committing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 60 per cent by 2050 and expanding the renewable energy target to 20 per cent by 2020 confirm Australia’s strong commitment to addressing climate change and restructuring to a low carbon economy.
Rich in renewable energy resources
Australia is naturally endowed with a wealth of renewable energy resources, especially solar, wind, wave and tidal and hot dry rock geothermal energy, all of which are now being mapped by the Australian Government in an online renewable energy atlas to help planners and investors.
A proud history in renewable energy research & development
Australia has contributed to innovations in solar photovoltaic cell design and in solar thermal. Our universities hold world records for high performing silicon photovoltaic cells in most categories and have developed commercial technologies including the ‘Sliver Cell’. Our companies are developing large scale concentrating solar generation systems and pioneering the development of photosynthetic dye solar cells.
Australia has led the world in the development and commercialisation of solar hot water heating. Australian researchers are progressing second generation biofuels through bio-prospecting algae and biomass feed stocks.