To really address climate change, Australia could make 27 times as much electricity and make it renewable
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by Paul Burke, Emma Aisbett and Ken Baldwin
Australia’s electricity system is on the road to becoming 100% renewable as coal-fired power stations close and wind and solar takes their place.
But as a proportion of electricity consumed domestically, it’s on the road to more than 100% renewable. That’s because renewable power set to be produced in Australia’s north could be exported in ways such as via subsea cables.
And if we get really serious about bringing down global emissions we will be doing much, much more.
In a newly-published study carried out as part of a multi-disciplinary team under the Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific project we analyse the potential for Australia to produce and export not only clean energy but also green value-added commodities, eliminating emissions that would have taken place elsewhere.
Read the full article on The Conversation.