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Australian’s necessary energy policy
- Apr 23, 2021 1:04 am GMT
Successive governments have now frittered away the opportunity to develop a sensible national energy policy. Whilst in the eastern part of Australia we have long wanted to have a multistate solution which covers more than 90% of the population of the country, this opportunity has been lost. We now need to deal with reality.
Australia has an active and commercially aggressive renewable energy industry which is focused on assets which basically produce when there is wind and/or sun. We have not embraced a storage technology which is energy-efficient itself. The Snowy Mountains scheme, even with 2.0, is hardly a national battery.
We need affordable, stable electricity as part of the international economy we need to reduce our emissions.
As Australia moves towards 50% of power being generated by renewables we must accept that we need to have battery backup being gas-fired peaking and backup.
Australia must now prepare a strategy for the retirement of the brown coal-fired power stations in Victoria and some of the Hunter Valley units. We also need to look at our energy strategy 10, 15 and 20 years out.
I think it’s time for government to govern. They are not commentators they need to be doers.
Am I wrong and we should leave this to the market?
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