Renewables, too, can supply baseload power – and something far more valuable: supply power flexibly according to demand.
South Australia’s wind farms have coped without baseload power before – they can do it again.
There are already technically feasible scenarios to run the Australian electricity industry on 100% renewable energy without significantly affecting supply.
In his new book, climate denier Ian Plimer turns his focus to renewables, rehashing myths and falsehoods mostly originating from supporters of fossil fuels.
One of the many myths about renewable energy, especially solar PV, is that the life-cycle energy inputs are greater than the lifetime energy outputs.
Coal-fired electricity may have little or no economic future in Australia, even with a new government determined to turn its back on renewable energy and carbon pricing.
Vested interests and their supporters in the big greenhouse gas polluting industries are running a fierce campaign of renewable energy denial.
We now know that renewables can not only supply all of Australia’s electricity, but do it cheaper than coal and gas. Will policymakers catch on?