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Scenario 1

Export + Domestic

Export + Domestic

Both Export and domestic use are high in this approach

Capital expenditure

By asset category

Renewable electricity
Hydrogen

By asset type

Renewables investment as % of ‘baseline’ construction activity

 
Engineering activity
 
All construction activity
Jobs created

By asset category

Jobs
Renewable electricity
Hydrogen

Renewable jobs, 2026-2050 (avg)

 
Source: CSQ analysis of CSIRO (2022).
Occupation Jobs
Labourers  
Machine operators and drivers  
Technicians and trades workers  
Professionals  
Managers  

Renewables as % of ‘baseline’ construction employment

Skill profile
Occupation Jobs
Labourers   %
Machine operators and drivers   %
Technicians and trades workers   %
Professionals   %
Managers   %

Scenario 2

Export-led

Export-led

Refers to a high export approach, with domestic use at a low.

Capital expenditure

By asset category

Renewable electricity
Hydrogen

By asset type

Renewables investment as % of ‘baseline’ construction activity

 
Engineering activity
 
All construction activity
Jobs created

By asset category

Jobs
Renewable electricity
Hydrogen

Renewable jobs, 2026-2050 (avg)

 
Source: CSQ analysis of CSIRO (2022).
Occupation Jobs
Labourers  
Machine operators and drivers  
Technicians and trades workers  
Professionals  
Managers  

Renewables as % of ‘baseline’ construction employment

Skill profile
Occupation Jobs
Labourers   %
Machine operators and drivers   %
Technicians and trades workers   %
Professionals   %
Managers   %

Scenario 3

Domestic-led

Domestic-led

Refers to a low export approach, with domestic use at a high.

Capital expenditure

By asset category

Renewable electricity
Hydrogen

By asset type

Renewables investment as % of ‘baseline’ construction activity

 
Engineering activity
 
All construction activity
Jobs created

By asset category

Jobs
Renewable electricity
Hydrogen

Renewable jobs, 2026-2050 (avg)

 
Source: CSQ analysis of CSIRO (2022).
Occupation Jobs
Labourers  
Machine operators and drivers  
Technicians and trades workers  
Professionals  
Managers  

Renewables as % of ‘baseline’ construction employment

Skill profile
Occupation Jobs
Labourers   %
Machine operators and drivers   %
Technicians and trades workers   %
Professionals   %
Managers   %

Current renewables pipeline

Total project value

  Billion

Jobs

 
Status Jobs Value
Underway    
Committed    
Planned    
Possible    
Total     billion
Asset Type Jobs Value
Solar    
Wind    
Hydrogen    
Hydroelectric    
Manufacturing    
Battery Storage    
Transmission    
Other    
Total     billion

Source: CSQ QREP database (2022). Last updated: December 2021