Report: Supercharging Australia’s Clean Energy Transition

UTS: "It will only take 7.7% of Australia's superannuation to fund a 100% renewable energy economy by 2030" 😱

Can Australia be 100% powered by renewables by 2030?

A new report from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) & The Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) says "you bet!"

How just 7.7 percent of superannuation could fund Australia’s transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030
‍How just 7.7 percent of superannuation could fund Australia’s transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030

Over the last weekend I was extremely lucky to be involved in one of those "wow" projects that only come along once every blue moon.

It wasn't until I started really digging into the data I'd been sent, that the full gravity of it hit home.

Long story short, and Future Super commissioned the Institute for Sustainable Futures (and yours truly) to build a report.

In that report, it states that Australia could be powered completely by renewable energy by 2030, with only 7.7% of everyday Aussies' superannuation funding it.


My role was to design a report that would portray the data in a meaningful way that highlighted the importance of the content, whilst also ensuring it appealed to as many different people as possible.

(After all, the outcome of this affects every Aussie, not just the academics that usually read this stuff 😉)

UTS Report: Supercharging Australia’s clean energy transition
‍UTS Report: Supercharging Australia’s clean energy transition

For those interested in the numbers, Australians have more money invested in their superannuation than our entire country's annual GDP.

That's $2.6 trillion dollars... and this is projected to grow to more than $6.5 trillion by 2050! These are big numbers guys, but considering it will only take an investment of 7.7% to completely transition away from fossil fuels, it's a no brainer!

“The resource-based coal, oil and gas industries are being violently disrupted by a wave of cleantech innovation” — Simon Sheikh, Founder & Managing Director of Future Super

Ok, so what can we do to fast track this?

Future Super wants to double their investment in renewables ASAP.

You can help them by signing up for their Renewables Plus waitlist and when ready, they'll switch your super over to a fund that doesn't addict, pollute and kill — AND you'll be supercharging Australia's transition to a clean energy future in the process😎

Future Super exists so you can invest your super in a better, fairer, renewables-powered future.

Notably, they were the first fossil fuel free fund in Australia and continue to lead the way in ethical investment.

I've been a customer for around 2 years now and I'm never looking back.

You can download the report over at the UTS website.


Seán Marsh

Ethical Business Designer & Owner of Quarsh Creative

I'm deeply passionate about purpose-drive businesses and helping them achieve success

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