Australia has the capacity to produce more electricity than it needs – but that’s not a reason to scale back the Renewable Energy Target.
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Reducing the RET is a step back from a clean energy economy that rewards coal and gas power companies at the expense of households and small business.
After months of denying a bias against renewables and climate science, RET Review head Dick Warburton says globe not warming, developing renewables pointless.
Modelling by ACIL Allen for the RET Review Panel has estimated the Mandatory RET, to achieve a 20 per cent renewables market share by 2020 to be 25,500 GWh.
The RET review is due to be handed to the federal government any day now, yet there are still conflicts over the impacts it has over electricity costs.
There are already technically feasible scenarios to run the Australian electricity industry on 100% renewable energy without significantly affecting supply.
Solar has slashed demand for electricity during the day, but left evening peak power demand largely unchanged. That’s why we now need to behead a duck.
Friends of the Earth wrapped up its fact-finding RET Review Road Trip at the Capital wind farm on Thursday June 19—right on Canberra’s doorstep.