Building the evidence base
Renew’s Policy and Research team undertakes research, policy analysis and advocacy on behalf of consumers in the energy, water and transport markets.
The team also offers project consulting services to a large range of commercial, government and community clients on the economic, technical, regulatory and operational aspects of efficient and environmentally effective technology and consumer behaviour.
The Policy and Research team is dedicated to understanding consumer choices, opportunities and risks in the demand side of energy, water and transport markets.
Our objective is to empower our project partners and consumers at all levels to utilise cost-effective, efficient and environmentally sustainable technology as part of the day-to-day management of their households, businesses and communities.
Latest research from Renew
New homes that are all-electric and have solar power will save their owners thousands of dollars according to a new report by Renew.Read more
When choosing a grid-connected solar system for your home, what size should it be? The Alternative Technology Association (ATA) has traditionally advised people to consider this carefully based on their household’s electricity consumption. Now, however, the ATA recommends a big solar system, even if consumption is low.Read more
With the rise of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, high efficiency electric technology to supply space and water heating loads, and improvements in passive solar building design and construction, there is increasing evidence that substantial energy and financial savings can be achieved in the residential building sector at low cost.Read more
In the most detailed economic analysis yet produced in Australia on household battery use with solar, a new report by the Alternative Technology Association (ATA) says grid-connected battery storage should become economically attractive for many homes from around 2020.Read more