The Clean Energy Council says six key reforms can mitigate Australia’s energy crisis, accelerating the transition to reliable, low-cost, renewable energy.
Australia’s peak body for the renewable energy industry is calling on governments to bring forward reforms that will unlock the investment in renewable generation needed to replace the coal and gas generation that is driving high prices and hurting household budgets.
“Ultimately, it’s about bringing more low-cost, renewable energy online to replace unreliable and expensive coal and gas,” said Clean Energy Council Chief Executive, Kane Thornton.
“As the Clean Energy Council’s recent Q3 Renewable Projects Quarterly Report revealed, clean energy investment has been impacted by years of policy uncertainty and is not at the level it needs to be to replace retiring coal and gas generation.
“The renewable energy industry is ready to provide the necessary investment to deliver this transition at the lowest possible cost to consumers. We look forward to working closely with governments to continue accelerating the decarbonisation of the electricity system.
“There is enormous private sector appetite to invest in renewable energy and energy storage in Australia. At the same time, we know consumer confidence in the energy market to deliver affordable power is declining. By getting projects moving and bringing more clean energy online, more consumers will be able to benefit from energy direct from the sun and wind, along with renewable storage.
“Renewable energy is the only answer to keep energy affordable in the long term.”
The six key reforms recommended by the Clean Energy Council are:
“Clean energy and storage can meet our energy and capacity needs, and the technology is here now,” said Thornton
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