WA is the most affluent and highest per capita carbon emitting state in the world. Its failure to cut emissions will be multiplied by others who will not act because Australia refuses to.
It’s an exciting time for energy policy in Western Australia, but neither side has given clear answers to some crucial questions.
Modelling shows the WA Liberals ambitious plans for 100 per cent renewables by 2030 will deliver bigger savings than Labor’s cautious transition plans.
Modelling shows that a faster transition to a high renewables grid would be cheaper and more efficient than a slow transition.
Repowering WA’s South West Integrated System grid with renewables would not increase the wholesale electricity price, new modelling shows.
Pumped ocean storage hydropower is not only cost effective, it holds the most potential for large-scale dispatchable renewable power.