The call came in the ATA’s submission to the Senate Select Committee into the Resilience of Electricity Infrastructure in a Warming World.
As well as being necessary to meet our international commitments to fight climate change, moving to 100% renewable energy would bring other benefits such as improved public health, greater energy security and more jobs.
The ATA does not advocate replacing all of Australia’s fossil-fuel power stations with a simple swap of wind farms and solar panels, as that would result in blackouts.
We support the development and deployment of an appropriate mix of solutions including:
- Smarter wind and solar generation
- Upgraded transmission lines
- Energy efficiency
- Energy storage
- Smart appliances.
Read the ATA’s submission to the Senate Committee into the Resilience of Electricity Infrastructure.