Robert McLean's Podcast

Professor Andrew Blakers says the power of renewables will take us past Paris

February 09, 2019 Season 1 Episode 79
Robert McLean's Podcast
Professor Andrew Blakers says the power of renewables will take us past Paris
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Robert McLean's Podcast
Professor Andrew Blakers says the power of renewables will take us past Paris
Feb 09, 2019 Season 1 Episode 79
Robert McLean/Prof Andrew Blakers/Fran Kelly
Renewables will take Australia past Paris
Show Notes

A report from Professor Andrew Blakers and his team at the Australian National University (ANU) suggests that Australia will meet its economy-wide Paris commitments five years ahead of schedule if, and that's important, politics doesn't disrupt the burgeoning move to renewable energy.
Some have questioned the ANU report, but most acknowledge the caveat that politics doesn't necessarily have to support the push to renewable energy rather, not stand in its way by introducing policies that frustrate the introduction and use of primarily solar and wind power.
Professor Blakers says that just like smoking, our fossil fuel powered energy infrastructure must go.