Energy Resources

Last updated:25 August 2023

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)

Carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS or CCS) is one of the technologies that can help to reduce our carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to the atmosphere.

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Hydrogen has the potential to be a significant source of export revenue for Australia, to assist with decarbonising Australia’s economy, and could establish Australia as a leader in low emission fuel production.

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Petroleum Resources

Petroleum resources include oil, gas, coal seam gas, oil shale and unconventional resources.

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Coal Resources

Coal is a fossil fuel of sedimentary origin that has formed by coalification of vegetation over millions of years. Black coal consists of the higher rank anthracite, bituminous and sub-bituminous coals. The lower rank brown coal is sometimes known as lignite.

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Geothermal Energy Resources

Geothermal energy is an emerging industry in Australia, with exploration being conducted in all states and the Northern Territory. While significant resources have been identified, presently there is no commercial production of geothermal energy in Australia, but there is significant potential for geothermal energy in Australia.

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Other Renewable Energy Resources

A brief look at some of the other renewable energy resources in Australia including hydro, solar, ocean, wind and bioenergy.

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