The Institute for Energy Transition (IET) brings together artists and writers, biologists and geologists, engineers and physicists, and philosophers and social scientists – to learn from each other and look at energy in a new way.
Safe and affordable energy is key to all life. But bringing about a sustainable energy future requires new knowledge and understanding. We’re facilitating multidisciplinary research to learn from each other, look at energy in a new way, and facilitate the energy transition.
Facilitating research is not enough – to realise and sustain a new energy future, we must also train the next generation of problem solvers and educate the community about their role in the energy transition.
Our research themes
Our research spans many disciplines but is consistently focused on generating creative ideas, solutions and insights that support the energy transition.
We’re looking for ways to bring down the cost of renewable energy while creating reliable power supply.
Carbon removal and natural capital
We’re developing emission offset technologies such as carbon capture and storage, carbon utilisation, and ways to convert biomass into fuels and hydrogen.
Energy systems and digitisation
We’re developing methods for sustainable and regenerative designs for the urban and built environment.
We’re working on hydrogen production, conversion, storage, transport and use as well as economic and policy instruments to expand the hydrogen industry and increase the uptake of green, renewable hydrogen.
Oil and gas in transition
We’re identifying and analysing appropriate policy and regulatory designs for a just energy transition in areas traditionally engaged in oil and gas.
Mining and minerals for a low carbon future
We’re exploring the best ways to maximise our mineral resources towards a low-carbon future.
We’re looking at the best ways to responsibly address the circular economy challenge while designing regulatory and accounting frameworks for circularity and sustainability on a global scale.
We’re investigating technical, social, financial and regulatory factors that may support or impede investment in energy transitions.
We’re investigating the role energy plays in shaping society, and vice versa.
Society and governance
We’re investigating the social and regulatory factors that may support or impede the energy transition.
Help us discover what ‘different’ really looks like and realise a new and sustainable future.