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Australia’s Technology Investment Roadmap is a strategy to accelerate development and commercialisation of low emissions technologies.

Annual low emissions statements are key milestones of the roadmap process. These statements prioritise low emissions technologies with potential to deliver the strongest economic and emissions reduction outcomes for Australia. They focus government investment on new and emerging technologies.

In this Statement

The first Low Emissions Technology Statement presents a vision of a prosperous Australia, recognised as a global low emissions technology leader.

  • priority technologies and economic stretch goals
  • Australia’s big technology challenges and opportunities
  • Technology Investment Framework
  • monitoring, transparency and impact evaluation

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The Statement prioritises clean hydrogen, energy storage, low carbon materials, carbon capture and storage, and soil carbon measurement.

Transcript

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An animation. A map of the Australian landmass and surrounding countries and oceans. The map expands into a globe, with white clouds floating by. Light gleams across the globe as it spins. The map disappears, and around the screen, cogs appear with various energy-related icons inside them. They spin in unison.

Narrator

Australia is playing its part in the global challenge to reduce emissions. And in a post pandemic world, a technology not taxes approach that doesn’t compromise energy affordability or reliability is more important than ever.

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The cogs disappear. In a line drawing, a plant blooms and produces a circle with a dollar sign in it as its flower. Two hands appear, one on either side of the money plant.

Narrator

Australia’s Technology Investment Roadmap Is a framework to prioritise the Government’s investments in new and emerging technologies.

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The plant and hands disappear. Against the blue background, a line zig zags along the diagonal plane of the screen. Dotted along the line are various markers with icons inside of them. Some of the icons depict a person holding a clipboard, while others have dollar signs. One icon depicts a graph trending upwards.

Narrator

It’s a clear plan to attract new investment, strengthen our economy and create jobs.

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The line disappears. Another line runs along the horizontal plane along the bottom of the screen. Dotted along the line are five markers in a row, each with a different icon. From right to left, the icons depict: the chemical symbol H2, two batteries, a plant, a gas container labelled with the chemical symbol CO2, and a sprig of wheat. Each icon enlarges as the narrator names its relevant priority area.

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The roadmap’s first Low Emissions Technology Statement has five priority areas. Clean hydrogen, electricity storage, low emissions steel and aluminium production, carbon capture and storage, and soil carbon sequestration.

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The line and icons disappear. On screen appears a drawing of various energy sources in action. In the middle ground are industrial buildings, some with solar panels. Along the road in front of the buildings is a car with a green electricity symbol emblazoned on its side. In the foreground, a cargo ship with three gas tanks on board floats in the water. The chemical symbol H2 is emblazoned on its side. In the background is a silhouette of a city skyline with more solar panels on rooftops. Beyond that are undulating hills with wind turbines. The scene is enveloped by another map of the Australian landmass. Lines connect where the major cities lie on the map.

Narrator

Getting these technologies right will open up new export opportunities and create jobs across the country while also reducing emissions.

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The lines disappear, and the map appears on a document below two pie charts and lines representing text. The pages of the document fly away and reveal further pages underneath, each with different arrangements of graphs and lines depicting text.

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The Government will update priorities each year with advice from an expert group of science, business, technology and government leaders.

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The final page shows an image of a globe. The globe enlarges, takes centre screen, and begins to rotate.

Narrator

Together, we’ll drive billions of dollars of investment in low emissions technology and create thousands of new jobs by 2030.

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The map disappears. The Australian Government logo: The Commonwealth Coat of Arms with the text: Australian Government.

 

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Email TechnologyRoadmap [at] industry.gov.au

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