Australia is currently amid an energy supply crisis, as identified by the Clean Energy Council. A lack of investment in renewable energy sources has left Australia reliant on aging and unreliable coal and gas power plants. This has resulted in increased electricity prices and
several blackouts across the country. In this blog post, we will explore Australia’s energy crisis in more detail and discuss how you can take action to support clean, low-cost renewable energy.
Australia has long been a world leader in renewable energy, but recent years have seen a decline in investment. This is primarily due to the fact that Australia’s energy market is still based on outdated coal and gas power plants. These technologies are not only expensive and polluting, but they are also becoming increasingly unreliable. As a result, households and businesses are bearing the brunt of higher electricity prices and blackouts.
‘Australian households and businesses have just borne the brunt of an energy system built around the failing dirty technologies of the past – unreliable coal and expensive gas,’ explains Clean Energy Council Chief Executive Kane Thornton.
‘Everyone deserves access to affordable power. The bills of millions of low-income Australians and those living in government housing or renting could be reduced with targeted support to provide solar and batteries to those who need it most.’
‘Government needs to be looking at ways to bring more clean, low-cost renewable energy into homes and to power industry without paying unreliable and expensive coal and gas to stay open, which ultimately results in more expensive electricity bills.’
You can take action in several ways to support clean, low-cost renewable energy. You can start by ensuring that your home or business is as energy-efficient as possible. This includes insulating your walls and ceilings, using energy-efficient appliances, and ensuring that your windows and doors are properly sealed. You can also support renewable energy projects in your local area. This might involve investing in a community solar project or wind farm or simply switching to a green energy retailer.
Making the switch to clean, renewable energy is good for the environment and can save you money in the long run. So, if you’re concerned about Australia’s energy crisis, take action and support renewable energy today.
Australia’s energy crisis is one of the country’s most pressing issues today. In order to address this issue, it is essential that we all take action to support clean, renewable energy. By making small changes in our lives, we can make a big difference in the fight against climate change and help create a more sustainable future for Australia.