Accelerating Australia’s shift to renewable energy and energy storage is the key to resolving the current energy crisis and ensuring we shift away from unreliable coal and expensive gas. This will deliver a reliable, low-cost and clean power system. But we have no time to waste.
The following is a list of four key solutions that Australia can adopt to ensure that investment in much-needed renewable generation and storage flows quickly. By doing this we can replace fossil fuel generation to deliver a more reliable grid that protects Australian consumers from high and volatile power prices.
Clean energy and storage can meet our energy and capacity needs and the technology is here now. Government needs to be looking at ways to bring more clean, low-cost renewable energy into homes and to power industry without paying unreliable and expensive coal and gas to stay open, which ultimately results in more expensive electricity bills. Kane Thornton, Chief Executive, Clean Energy Council