The Australia Institute made a submission on the Federal Government’s Technology Investment Roadmap Discussion Paper.
The Roadmap is no substitute for credible emissions policy in the near-term, nor a long-term strategy, the delay of which breaches international commitments. The Roadmap is based on assumptions that are held secret. Claims about the role of gas appear to contradict sources cited in the paper. Technology priorities should be renewables integration, residential upgrades, electric vehicles, industrial electrification and green hydrogen. Carbon capture and storage has a dismal track record and does not justify new fossil consumption.