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Sun Sep 22, 2019, 08:52 PM

Guardian: Australia could produce 200% of energy needs from renewables by 2050, researchers say



Australia could run entirely on renewable electricity and produce double what it needs to create a massive green export industry by 2050, leading experts say.

A report from scientists working under the Australian-German Energy Transition Hub has examined the economic opportunities of decarbonisation over the coming decades.

It finds that with the right policy support, Australia could become a global leader “both in climate mitigation and the export of zero-carbon energy” in the form of green hydrogen, green steel and other products such as aluminium produced from green electricity.

The researchers examined six scenarios for the Australian economy ranging from the status quo – which considered only Australia’s existing climate and energy policies – to a “leadership + export” scenario, which assumed deep decarbonisation across sectors including electricity, transport and industry.

Under the latter, renewables would produce 200% of Australia’s domestic electricity demand and supply a large export market. There would also be widespread electrification of transport, buildings, heat and industrial processes...more: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/19/australia-could-produce-200-of-energy-needs-from-renewables-by-2050-say-researchers



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Sun Sep 22, 2019, 09:37 PM

1. Weren't these same promises made to Spain, only to end in catastrophic failure?

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Response to Aquila (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 11:56 PM

2. What will they do with the extra 100%?

Put in on a freighter and ship it to China?

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Response to Aquila (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 08:26 AM

3. The world won't be around in 2050

Where have you BEEN?

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Mon Sep 23, 2019, 05:23 PM

4. Question: On which days?

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