Future Energy’s vision is for the State of Tasmania to be an internationally recognised experimental hub for energy. A laboratory that the rest of Australia, as well as other nations, can learn from.
Future Energy is a research collaboration at the University of Tasmania working on energy governance, markets, culture,
and technologies. The group brings together expertise from business, economics, engineering, ICT, social science,
geography, marine science, architecture, planning, and the humanities to produce high quality research that interrogates
and develops options for future energy provision in Tasmania and beyond.
Working with stakeholders, Future Energy seeks to position Tasmania
as an international test bed for innovative and collaborative solutions
to the challenges our energy sector is facing, including climate change,
ageing infrastructure, market design, and maintaining appropriate
governance in a fast-changing technology-intensive environment.
Solving these complex, multi-faceted and highly politicised problems
requires expert, independent and interdisciplinary research. This is what
the University of Tasmania provides through Future Energy.