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Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan

The price tag may make it sound like a pipedream but the scheme earned the endorsement of the federal Liberal MP Malcolm Turnbull who added his support at a forum at Sydney Town Hall last night.

How to be fully renewable in 10 years, Sydney Morning Herald, BEN CUBBYAugust 13, 2010 AUSTRALIA could switch completely to renewable energy within a decade by building a dozen vast, new solar power stations and about 6500 wind turbines, according to a major new study.

The Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan – a collaboration between Melbourne University’s Energy Research Institute, the environment group Beyond Zero Emissions and engineers Sinclair Knight Merz, puts the cost at $37 billion in private funding and public investment every year for the next decade.

The price tag may make it sound like a pipedream but the scheme earned the endorsement of the federal Liberal MP Malcolm Turnbull who added his support at a forum at Sydney Town Hall last night.

The work they have done is important,” Mr Turnbull said. ”It provides the most comprehensive technical blueprint yet for what our engineers, our scientists, can begin to do tomorrow.”……..

Matthew Wright, the chief executive of the Beyond Zero Emissions group, claimed the report was more realistic than Australia’s continued dependence on foreign oil supplies and fluctuating fuel prices.

”The fact is, from an energy perspective, we are in big trouble,” said Mr Wright when he briefed staff from the NSW Department of Climate Change, Environment and Water on the plan yesterday.

”If you’re going to secure Australia’s energy future, then you’re going to do that with risk-free renewable energy that has no fuel costs.”

Australia could be fully renewable in 10 years

August 13, 2010 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, climate change - global warming, energy, solar, wind | , , , , , ,

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