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Australia’s geographic diversity provides reliability for renewable energy – Pat Conroy MP

Steve Dale Nuclear Fuel Cycle Watch South Australia, 7 Feb 18

Found this interesting bit from Labor MP Pat Conroy’s speech yesterday –
“The final thing in this report which is really important is the commentary around geographic diversity. We are an energy island, and some people say that, because we are an energy island, we can’t invest in renewable energy because we don’t have nuclear from France to draw upon or hydro from Canada to draw upon—as you can if you’re in New York.
But our geographic diversity and the sheer size of the land mass in this country means that that diversity provides reliability, north and south and east and west. If we invest in renewable energy with good planning, we can have solar going in western Queensland backed up by wind and wave power in Tasmania and great support in South Australia. These are things that can be provided—they occur in other countries—if we do the planning right.” (House of Representatives on 5/02/2018 COMMITTEES – Standing Committee on Environment and Energy – Report)
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February 7, 2018 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, energy

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