RP2.2-04 Understanding the implications of a Renewable Gas Target for Australia’s gas networks

Executive Summary

This project is designed to allow stakeholders to better understand and assess the implications of policy options for a national Renewable Gas Target (RGT) and their broader implications for the adoption of future fuels.  It considers alternative approaches to the design and implementation of a national RGT, their implications for Australia’s future fuels mix, and their implications for economic outcomes in the Australian States and Territories.

Through a review of related policy experiences and technology maturation processes, consideration of stakeholder views, and exploration of some of the main dimensions to the design of an RGT, the project will identify and review policy options for consideration by governments and industry. Additionally, through stakeholder interviews and workshops the research also aims to assist with clarifying the perceived pros and cons and potential consequences of alternative policy approaches.

When the project started, Future Fuels CRC held public webinar on 5 April 2022 with presentations from University of Adelaide and the NSW government. The presentations and recording are publicly available here:

University of Adelaide presentation – Jim Hancock
NSW Government presentation – Michael Probert




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Commencement / End Date April 2022 to July 2023
Outcomes / Impact

The study will improve understanding across key stakeholders including industry and government of the consequences of an RGT for the deployment of future fuels, especially in relation to natural gas infrastructure. The research outcomes will assist industry to engage in the policy debate with governments and stakeholders by clarifying the consequences and pros and cons of alternative policy approaches, assembling a stronger evidence base and synthesising it for engagement with governments around potential policy interventions. Industry will play a key role in steering the research from the outset thus focusing the research on policy options of particular interest to industry.

Partners University of Adelaide, APGA, Energy Networks Association, Jemena, AGIG, AusNet Services, ATCO, NSW Department of Planning and Environment, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planing - Victoria
Research Contact

Dr Stephen McGrail

Research and Education Program Coordinator