Solar and wind the cheapest sources of energy and could power Australia, the Climate Commission says

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SOLAR and wind could become the cheapest sources of energy and almost exclusively power the country in coming decades as carbon prices climb, the Climate Commission says.

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Solar and wind the cheapest sources of energy and could power Australia, the Climate Commission says

  1. 1. Solar and wind the cheapest sources ofenergy and could power Australia, theClimate Commission saysSOLAR and wind could become thecheapest sources of energy and almostexclusively power the country in comingdecades as carbon prices climb, theClimate Commission says.
  2. 2. A report, to be released today by chiefcommissioner Professor Tim Flannery, notesthe vast potential from sunlight and wind and"solar PV and wind could be the cheapestforms of power in Australia for retail users by2030, if not earlier, as carbon prices rise".Prof Flannery said improvements had drivendown the cost of renewable energy so muchthat Australias uptake had increased morethan a decade faster than earlier imagined.
  3. 3. He said people might find it hard to believecommunities could one day be poweredalmost entirely by renewable energy, butpeople would never have believed they wouldone day carry around little computers in theirpockets."Its like anything, computers or mobilephones, they started off expensive and overtime the cost just declines and weve seenthat with wind and now with solar, he said.
  4. 4. But the report The Critical Decade: Generatinga Renewable Australia has no detail aroundhow renewable energy and fossil fuel pricesmight compare in the future. Prof Flannerysaid technology moved so quickly, it wasimpossible to form concrete predictions.Renewables currently make up 10 per cent ofAustralias energy mix and the report saysgrowth was subject to innovation, communityacceptance and regulation.
  5. 5. Source:National Education Writer: JessicaMarszalek (News Limited Network)If you like this blog you might also like…Five reasons why use solar panels,Solar Panels (Community Updates onFacebook)Solar for home (Happy Home Owner)
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