Flannery says threshold crossed in renewables
Climate Change Commissioner Tim Flannery says Australia is doing well in renewable energy, but could do much more. In the latest report, the commission says it is clear that solar and wind will be the cheapest forms of energy by 2030 – echoing the conclusions of the Bureau of Resource and Energy Economic, and the country could soon be powered by renewables.
“What we can now see is the emerging inevitability that renewables are going to be running the economy at some point in the future,” Flannery told ABC radio in an interview. “I don’t think it’s been widely appreciated. You talk to people in government and industry and many people on the street, those facts really haven’t started to sink in.”