8 11, 2021

What Are the Key Disadvantages to Solar Power?

By |2021-11-08T15:59:19+00:00November 8, 2021|Renewables|Comments Off on What Are the Key Disadvantages to Solar Power?

In 90 minutes, the sun offers us enough light for the entire world’s energy consumption for a year. The power of sunlight should not be underestimated. Yet, countries only started seriously investing in solar power to generate electricity a decade ago. Australia's households and solar panels In Australia, more than a quarter of households now have solar panels installed on their roofs. The country has gone from being a laggard to a climate leader, says the New York Times. Even as the [...]

20 08, 2021

What Are the Best Energy Solutions for Australia?

By |2021-08-26T12:16:30+00:00August 20, 2021|Renewables|Comments Off on What Are the Best Energy Solutions for Australia?

Since 2020, two former Origin Energy executives, Tony Wood and Andrew Stock, have spoken out against the Australian government’s “gas-led recovery” plan. Both argue that more natural gas projects will not reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions, nor will they increase profits. Instead, Australia should turn to renewable energy solutions, according to them. In fact, even the government’s own predictions show that fossil fuels are a bad long-term investment. That is because other countries have implemented net-zero emissions targets. As a [...]

19 08, 2021

How Well Does Australia Adhere to the Paris Agreement?

By |2021-08-26T12:19:53+00:00August 19, 2021|Renewables|Comments Off on How Well Does Australia Adhere to the Paris Agreement?

In April 2021, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison gave a speech at a world climate conference. Accordingly, he spoke about Australia’s commitment to preventing climate change. Specifically, he referred to the Paris Agreement. Australia is “well on the way to meet and beat our Paris commitments”, he stated. But, can we take Morrison’s word for it? To answer this, it would be useful to understand exactly what the Paris Agreement is. Let us first look at how it came to [...]

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