Council renewable push welcomed
CLIMATE change is real. That is a fact we all have to accept and it is something we have to combat.
Last week North Burnett Regional Council announced it was investigating introducing the renewable energy industry into the region, through a biogas plant which would be located near Monto (see page 8).
Mayor Rachel Chambers also left the door open to other forms of renewable energy production being introduced in the North Burnett.
Fossil fuels have been great for the technological, social and economic development of the world, they have lifted countless of people out of poverty and continue to do so.
We are now at a technological stage though where we can get all of our sources from renewable energy. I mean, we’re Queensland, the Sunshine State. Battery storage is also becoming a lot cheaper now, with some Tesla batteries down from $10,000 each to $2000 this past few years.
Of course this much-needed transition to renewables creates issues.
Energy control, keeping bill costs down and making sure the supply is there are all important.
These are issues that energy companies and governments need to tackle and they need to do it now.
It’s not something we can just hold off.
For the sake of the planet we need to move to renewable energy sources and do our part to combat climate change.