It’s in Australia’s interests not to be left behind in the growth industries of the future – and those include renewable energy.
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The national health body finds no evidence that wind farms affect people’s health. But the Australian wind energy industry is finding no evidence that the current government will clear a path for new development.
New analysis finds abolition of the Renewable Energy Target could see up to 6,750 jobs lost or foregone in Australia’s solar industry.
Australia’s largest generator of renewable energy opens 168MW Musselroe wind farm, but will drop future projects if government abandons renewable energy target.
New analysis suggests that scrapping, or diluting, the renewable energy target, would impose up to $2.5 billion in extra costs to Abbott’s Direct Action plan.
In their latest displays of breathtaking ignorance, Tony Abbott and his coterie are acting on what was once implicit: that Direct Action is a construct of a party that simply doesn’t accept the science. Meanwhile in Germany, the two biggest political parties have signed a deal to increase renewable energy targets for 2020 and 2030.
The goal of having 100 per cent renewable energy is no longer a mere aspiration, it could be inevitable. The plunging technology costs of wind and solar have unleashed economic forces that could be unstoppable.