This report has been prepared by the Australian Science & Technology Council in response to a request from the Prime Minister in May 1977 and examines particlular aspects of the level and balance of energy research and development in Australia. The time constraints on the implementation of energy research and development programmes have been identified. Although there is a need for support for innovative work the main effort in energy conversion must be predominantly technological and mission-oriented. Particular attention needs to be given to projects aimed at demonstrating the technical and economic feasibility of energy conversion processes and devices. In the near future Australia will be forced with severe shortages of liquid fuels for transport purposes and investigations of means to reduce the impact of these shortages need to be instituted as a matter of urgency. Australia's energy strategy must be developed as a broad national issue. A co-ordinated collaborative energy research and development programme is required to utilise the resources, facilities and expertise of Commonwealth and state departments and agencies, in educational research institutions and in industry. (A) /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Australian Government Publishing Service

    113 National Circuit
    Canberra, A.C.T.,   Australia 
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 39 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196785
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1979 12:00AM