The past year has featured major developments in climate, energy and environmental policy at both Federal and State levels, and progress continues to be made towards the realisation of clean energy projects of significant scale, and the scaling of technologies they rely on. However, the evolving international geopolitical landscape has also brought energy security to the forefront, resulting in both an accelerated transition towards clean energy generation and an increased reliance on traditional fossil fuels.
Gilbert + Tobin has continued to closely follow developments in the clean energy and decarbonisation space throughout 2022, and has published commentary and thought leadership on key issues affecting the clean energy and decarbonisation transition. This yearbook compiles those articles by topic, providing a comprehensive guide to the transition in 2022.
We expect 2023 to be a year of consolidation and further rapid scaling up of projects and technologies that will be critical to the energy transition, particularly in the energy and wider infrastructure and metals and mining sectors. We will continue to see early commercial scale clean energy projects coming online and further investment decisions being made as the public and private sectors continue to move to meet ambitious decarbonisation targets and as they ride the wave of momentum generated by the raft of recent regulatory reforms across Australian jurisdictions.
G+T operates at the forefront of the energy and resources sector and interacts extensively with industry, Government, regulators, First Nations people and other key industry stakeholders to provide a meaningful contribution on the clean energy and decarbonisation transition. Our work spans the full spectrum of decarbonising opportunities – wind, solar, energy storage developments, new clean energy and carbon capture technology, carbon farming, and right through to advising Boards on ESG and meeting safeguard requirements.
G+T is proud of its role as a leader in the legal industry and the wider community, and we seek to operate in a manner that benefits our clients and our communities. We remain committed to this role as we seek to create value through impactful contributions in the clean energy space.