Comment: I am a Renewable Energy and Sustainability Practioner in the Industry.
Australia produces 500 times more than it needs daily for its Electricity Needs via Solar. As the South Australians did, all you need do is add storage, use what we need and export the rest.
“Australia has the potential to become the Saudi Arabia in Renewable Energy for the World” Jeffrey Steiglitz, Nobel Prize Winner in Economics 2015 on a Lecture tour here.
- Then there is tidal - every day the tide comes in, the tide goes out., you can set your watch to it. Turbines -> pipes -> Energy Collection Facility onshore.
- Wind - why do you think there are Wind Farms all the way from the top of Norway and down to Portugal - off and onshore. Why are they there? For their looks. Denmark produces 140% of its own Renewable Energy and exports the other 40% to Germany.
- Geothermal- It is a constant 18*C, 2-3m down in your backyard 24/7. Enough to heat your home via Hospital Grade Ventilation systems The Technology is here and is happening in Australia.
Then there is Co-Gen, Tri-Gen many other forms of solar etc etc etc. The reason we have coal dinosaurs here is that Australia is Hicksville and a laughing stock internationally. ….caused by greed and corruption. The Fish indeed rots at the head.