The future of energy in Australia

Posted on: Tue 13 Apr 2021

The current coal-fired power system we use to generate energy is unsustainable and outdated. Therefore, we need to figure out another way to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 without disrupted energy supplies or skyrocketing prices.

Some say 100% renewable energy is the way to go, but a new report shows that neither coal-fired power or renewables are the way to go.

The best way to approach net-zero emissions involves retaining a small proportion of fossil-fuel generation in the electricity mix, combined with an alternative energy source.

Breakfast’s Tom Mann and Zoe Kounadis speak to Associate James Ha at Grattan Institute about the future of energy in Australia

Produced by Kate Johnson

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