Renewable energy transition Australia 2040

  • Yağmur Masmas Maastricht University
Keywords: sustainability, energy transition, initiatives, assessment, Australia


This paper examines the transition to renewable energy within the context of a nation-state using Australia as case study. Both the Australian government and independent energy agencies have the potential to drive the transition as forerunner, with societal support. After determining currently ongoing initiatives, a framework is established for carrying out a hypothetical Integrated Sustainability Assessment. Both the theoretical framework and practical guide to implementation are presented in several stages: Stakeholder Analysis, Public Consultation, Modelling, Stakeholder Conference, Scenario analysis and lastly Monitoring and Evaluation. Finally, insights from the case study are translated into a synthesis of ideas for promoting country level renewable energy transitions.

Author Biography

Yağmur Masmas, Maastricht University
University College Maastricht