The road to creating clean, reliable, affordable and flexible energy comes from innovation and technology. There is no one solution. Progress can come from anywhere.
Low emission technology, working alongside renewables, has a direct role to play in creating new low and zero emission energy, as well as reducing emissions from industry.
Low emission technology doesn’t discriminate against where carbon comes from. It is just designed to deal with emissions so we can reach a net-zero future.
We need new ways to remove carbon from industries and processes to deliver and sustain a clean energy future. Australia can play a leading role in this global transition.
Until recently, Low Emission Technology Australia (LETA) was called COAL21. We changed our name because LETA much better reflects what we do, which is invest in technologies that significantly reduce carbon emissions.
Since 2006, Australia’s black coal producers have committed $550 million to identify, research and develop technologies that can make a real difference to how we produce energy, steel and other materials so that the carbon dioxide can be captured and permanently stored, prevented, or reused in other applications.
As LETA, we will continue this important work.
How we work
LETA works with like-minded organisations towards reducing industrial emissions and heading to a net-zero carbon emissions future.
We partner with governments in Australia and abroad, internationally renowned research centres such as the CO2CRC, and research organisations such as the CSIRO.
Since 2006, LETA has worked with resource companies on low emission technology, for example Glencore’s Carbon Transport and Storage Company (CTSCo) Project in Queensland.
LETA is supported by a voluntary levy on coal production and includes 26 investors from among Australia’s black coal producers.