The Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) is leading research in sustainable energy production and use to benefit the community, the economy, and industry.

Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources

About Us

The Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) is leading research in sustainable energy production and use to benefit the community, the economy, and industry. NIER's priorities include clean energy production, energy efficiency, and the minimisation of carbon emissions.

The Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) was established in 2010 with a clear agenda - to provide a new collective based model for critical research in energy and resources. As a multidisciplinary research hub, NIER is driven by a vision of global leadership based on galvanising the research community across disciplines and the sector to address the rapidly emerging issues of resource sustainability, the transformation of the energy system, and productivity. These research priorities maintain critical significance and sit alongside the energy reform agenda of government, industry and community.

Collaborating with national and international partners, NIER provides practical and viable benefits to industry, the community and the economy by advancing research in clean energy production, energy efficiency and the minimisation of carbon emissions. With world-class researchers and the collective capacity to contribute to regional and national priorities, NIER is well positioned to establish a global leadership position and deliver solutions that make significant and sustainable differences in the energy and resources sector.

Led by Director, Dr Alan Broadfoot, NIER is funded with the assistance of a $30million Australian Government grant and is generously supported by the NSW Government.