To complement developing technologies, UQ researchers are conducting underlying economic, social and environmental research to ensure an energy future that is not just profitable, but also equitable and environmentally responsible.

Energy Economics & Modelling

Energy economics is a broad research area, which includes topics related to supply and use of energy in societies and draws on results of energy engineering, geology, social sciences and biology/environmental sciences.The Energy Economics and Management Group (EEMG) at the University of Queensland is a national leader in research in energy and environmental policy and design issues. The EEMG has an extensive range of consulting experiences across industry, government departments and international organisations, such as The World Bank and The United Nations. Members of the EEMG were recently appointed to an expert panel of the Australian Government to advise on the design and implementation of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme.

The EEMG group draws from its member’s research and industry-related experiences to explore energy policies currently being introduced in Australia and the world.  Their expertise incorporates a diverse range of fields.

Key Energy Economics and Modelling experts

Environmental Research in the Minerals Industry

The Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation (CMLR) is dedicated to delivering excellence in environmental research, education and awareness to the national and international minerals industry, relevant government departments, non-government organisations and local communities.

The CMLR is widely recognised as the source of quality research at the cutting edge of issues in mining environmental management and sustainability across the full spectrum of resource commodities.  It has built a reputation for the provision of the scientific research that is necessary to support and underpin the decisions that need to be made to minimise the risks and maximise the opportunities resulting from resource exploration, extraction and processing globally

CMLR provides scientifically rigorous research outcomes for rehabilitation management decisions. 

Key Environmental researchers

Social Responsibility in Mining

The Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM) conducts research on a range on a range of thematic areas, covering the interactions between resource projects, communities and other stakeholders. Across these themes, research includes quantitative and qualitative social research, framework development and customised studies. The centre also co-ordinate education and training activities.

Key Social Responsibility in Mining experts