The Climate Council – What’s up with Australia’s electricity sector?

Let’s tell our leaders we’re sick of their antics

Australia’s Climate Council released a video this month on the back of their landmark report into the ageing fossil-fuel energy sector, finding that many of Australia’s generators will be too old for carbon capture and storage (CCS), as well as being too costly to compete with the clean and increasingly more cost-efficient renewable alternatives, as the world moves towards a low-emissions future.

Meanwhile, as Australia lags behind, the rest of the world is beginning to take greater strides towards a clean-energy economy:

  • Worldwide, new capacity added in wind, solar PV and hydro is already far greater than fossil fuelled energy – over 100,000 MW (more than twice Australia’s total power capacity) are being added each year.
  • Wind capacity is forecast to double worldwide by 2017. China will be the leading country, with capacity more than doubling to 185,000 MW, followed by the USA (92,000 MW), Germany (44,000 MW) and India (34,400…

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This is on behalf of local climate change group. Material is selected by Bernie McComb and does not necessarily represent opinion of whole group.
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