Rivals are rolling out ambitious industrial policies and Australia must match these on its own terms, a business group will tell a hydrogen summit.
Profits and dividends are down at BHP on lower commodity prices, but the mining giant says it is managing inflationary pressures better than its rivals.
A refinery in Gladstone will get a federal grant for a renewable hydrogen project that is key to the decarbonisation of Queensland's industrial heartland.
The federal government is contributing $32 million to a trial project swapping gas for hydrogen to power the emissions-intensive alumina refining process.
Nuclear power is too expensive and slow to build, while offshore wind will be crucial to achieving climate and energy targets, a net zero report finds.
Chemicals giant Orica says industrial-scale renewable hydrogen and green ammonia is within reach, and would free up domestic gas supply for households.
More than a quarter of a million new jobs could be up for grabs if Australia can supply factory-ready materials for the world's electric cars and clean energy.
Australia's top emitter AGL Energy expects the popularity of electric cars to accelerate and drive increased consumption of energy that must become green.
Australian producers are increasingly being asked to prove their sustainability with export sales dependent on growers being able to back up their claims.
Nine industrial zones to "carpool" emissions and give gas a long-term role in the economy have been mapped by the industry with help from CSIRO scientists.
Plans for renewable hydrogen produced with Australian-made electrolysers are closer to commercial reality after the federal budget chipped in $2 billion.
Clean export installations up north, production hubs in the south and pipelines crossing the nation map out Australia's future as a net-zero nation.
The energy market operator has warned of risks to gas supply this winter but is armed with new powers over producers as the energy crisis enters a second year.
Some want emissions safeguards expanded to cover more industrial plants as a step towards an economy-wide carbon limit and price, but others warn of job losses.
Industry, government and financiers need to invest more than $20 billion per year for the Australian economy to expand without dangerous levels of pollution.
Going solar or upgrading an old rooftop system may slash power bills and cut emissions, but Aussies won't help to save the world if panels end up as landfill.
Clean energy and local expertise could transform alumina refining, which has been one of toughest sectors to crack in decarbonising the Australian economy.
Shifts in global power, climate change and technology are driving a 50-year plan for Gladstone's port, and a 10-year transition plan that starts now for locals.
Australia's "carbon capital" Gladstone has developed a detailed plan for 10 years of change so no one gets left behind in the race to net zero emissions.
What happens after a mine closes may be a challenge for owners and communities but experts say it doesn't have to be a mystery if planners can learn to adapt.
A $15 billion fund has been set up to stop Australia "sleepwalking" as rival economies seize new opportunities in advanced manufacturing and critical minerals.
A bed that watches vital signs and 3D-printed racing bikes are among the projects helped over the line by an industry-led advanced manufacturing centre.
CSIRO will spend $90 million to ensure local communities - including farmers, miners and steelmakers - aren't left behind in the quest for net-zero emissions.
A gold mine in Western Australia plans to go carbon neutral by using green hydrogen to power crushing equipment, haulage trucks and generators.
The federal government is playing "policy whack-a-mole" as it prepares to roll out energy and climate tools, including new credits for big emitters.
Reinventing industrial processes is a challenge for Australia's emissions heavyweights as miners and refiners figure out ways to deliver on net-zero promises.
Australia's vital coal and gas port of Gladstone could become a global hub of clean jobs and investment, served by abundant renewable energy.