Our aim is to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2050, whilst creating jobs and economic growth in NSW on a massive scale.

The Hub and its Networks support, accelerate, and attract investment to decarbonisation tech and services in NSW. We foster collaboration, partnerships and projects between industry, researchers and government to drive decarbonisation forward in NSW and beyond.

Working Towards Net Zero

Reaching ‘net zero’ means there’s an equal balance between the carbon emissions produced from all sectors, and the emissions being taken out of the atmosphere. Greenhouse gas emissions need to be as low as possible to avoid climate catastrophe.

The NSW Government’s Net Zero Plan aims to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 - increasing widespread use of renewable energy sources, while growing the economy and creating jobs. The NSW Decarbonisation Innovation Hub was created to accelerate this process by facilitating and supporting projects within our three Networks.


Megatonnes of CO2 emissions in NSW in 2020


The amount carbon emissions will be reduced by 2030


Net megatonnes of CO2 emissions in NSW by 2050

Our Networks

Land and Primary Industries – NSW Decarbonisation Hub

Land and Primary Industries

Consolidating industry, government community & research expertise in emissions reduction.

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Electrification and Energy Systems – NSW Decarbonisation Hub

Electrification and Energy Systems

Resolving technical, economic, social and environmental challenges in electricity markets and energy systems.

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Powerfuels including Hydrogen – NSW Decarbonisation Hub

Powerfuels including Hydrogen

Addressing barriers in powerfuels (including hydrogen) by supporting de-risking of powerfuels projects through design, analysis, research & engineering.

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Upcoming Events

March 2023
April 2023
January 2024

31.01-02.02.2024 – Te Papa, Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand

November 2023

A three-day conference focused on Nanotechnology for Sustainable Energy Security, promoting the discovery and advancements of nanotechnology and its applications as key mechanisms for sustainability on energy security.

27-29.11.2023 – University of Sydney, Camperdown Campus

Latest News

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NIER welcomes Investment NSW hydrogen delegation

NIER welcomed a delegation of visitors who had a keen interest in hydrogen research to the precinct

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Our Partners