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Great for the State - Edition 2: The Future of Energy

This edition highlights how Western Australia is powering the world into the future, with gas, lithium, hydrogen, and advancements in use of small power networks all part of the state’s strengths.

Communities such as Bridgetown and Kwinana stand to benefit from the global move towards batteries for storing energy and powering vehicles, while there’s research under way to advance WA’s capability to move downstream along the value chain. We’ve also explored some of the developments in hydrogen.

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From gas to lithium, WA powering the world

From gas to lithium, WA powering the world 

The state is developing from a gas exporter to produce a range of energy commodities and technological innovations, with energy exports to potentially hit $50 billion in a decade.

Electric time for energy hopefuls

Electric time for energy hopefuls 

Free to read: From resources projects to rooftops, the technological revolution under way in energy will have a lasting impact on Western Australia.

Hydrogen fires burning passion for innovation

Hydrogen fires burning passion for innovation 

Hydrogen is the most abundant element and WA could play a role in making the gas a big part of the world’s energy supply.

Spearheading move to power off grid

Spearheading move to power off grid 

The battery minerals boom may have captured the public’s imagination, but WA is also at the vanguard of applying batteries and other technologies at the consumer level.

Seven ways WA stays top in traditional fuels

Seven ways WA stays top in traditional fuels 

Our list of seven reasons why WA will continue to be at the forefront of development of traditional fuels.

WA Leads The Charge In Battery Minerals

WA Leads The Charge In Battery Minerals 

How do decarbonisation, electric vehicles, energy storage systems, and smart devices benefit Western Australia? They all involve modern li-ion battery production using minerals sourced in the state. WA has the components for modern battery technology, especially lithium.

Electrifying the transport network

Electrifying the transport network 

The electrification of our transport network — a future where electric vehicles (EVs) abound — will be central to a looming shift in how we move around our cities and regions, and how we manage the health of our communities.

Energy choices and health: a fine balance

Energy choices and health: a fine balance 

Fortunately in our country we can be fairly confident that considerations about our energy future factor in direct environmental impacts but should we be going further and considering a wider climate change perspective and subsequent impact on our own health?

The future of energy

The future of energy 

Western Australia has a critical role to play in driving the world’s energy future. Currently, about 1.5 billion people worldwide live without electricity and 2.5 billion people have no access to clean cooking or heating facilities.