Renewables Nation - our plan to make Australia a Renewable Energy Exports Powerhouse
Not only does Australia have some of the best renewable energy resources in the world, we now have our best ever opportunity to harness them for national and global good.
By combining what our nation is famous for, namely, – endless sunshine, huge land area, powerful winds, world-class expertise, and strong trade relationships – with the global shift to a low carbon future, it’s a no-brainerAustralia should take the lead as a renewable energy export powerhouse.
Australia can produce enough clean and affordable energy to power our whole nation, plus have plenty left over to sell to our neighbours.
There have been many debates arguing the choice between having a healthy environment and a healthy economy. As a renewable energy export powerhouse, Australia could have both. We could boost our economy, create tens of thousands of new clean energy jobs and lower our domestic carbon pollution, improving the environment for all.
And we’ve got game in this space. Australians invented Wifi, and EFTPOS, technology that is now used all over the world. The modern solar cell was invented by an Aussie, and today, Australia has one of the highest rates of household solar in the world - with one in seven households having solar on their roofs. Aussie companies - big and small, and run by people like you and me - are leading the way in clean energy solutions, like grids, batteries, and electric vehicles. Australia has the tools and the solutions to become a clean energy powerhouse.
This is why WWF-Australia is calling on our leaders to make Australia the world’s leading exporter of renewable energy by 2030.
Specifically, we’re calling on all state and federal governments to:
1. Develop a costed Renewable Energy Exports Plan;
2. Ensure the current renewables boom continues;
3. Legislate a Climate Action Plan that ensures stable careers for workers, communities and industries currently reliant on the fossil fuel industry; and
4. Work together to accelerate production of renewable energy that delivers a zero carbon future and safer climate for all.
Read our reports
Making Australia a Renewable Export PowerhouseTasmanian submissionTechnology Roadmap SubmissionRenewable Energy Industrial Precincts Submission
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