TIME FOR A RE­NEW­ABLE EN­ERGY REVO­LU­TION

Cockburn Gazette - - OPINION -

AUS­TRALIA needs a Royal Com­mis­sion into the Fed­eral and State gov­ern­ments’ ties with the dirty, out­dated en­ergy sec­tor.

Why are we talk­ing about any fos­sil fuel tech­nolo­gies as a so­lu­tion to the en­ergy cri­sis when there are so many cheap and be­nign re­new­able en­ergy op­tions?

Be­yond Zero Emis­sions (http://bze.org.au ) have done re­search into Aus­tralia's abil­ity to pro­vide (ex­port) power de­rived from re­new­ables to a huge sec­tor of Asia as well as Aus­tralia, as we are so rich in re­new­ables.

Why are State and Fed­eral gov­ern­ments still talk­ing about 1950s tech­nol­ogy?

Why are the so-called lead­ers not lis­ten­ing to the ex­perts who re­search and de­velop and cost re­new­ables?

We need a Royal Com­mis­sion! The fu­ture of the planet de­pends on re­new­ables.

The jewel of the world’s co­ral reefs – the Great Bar­rier Reef – is dy­ing due to cli­mate change-in­duced co­ral bleach­ing. Ev­ery inch of its 344,000sq km con­tains lit­tle crea­tures who will die.

C'mon. We need to change our ways.

ANDREA CAL­LAGHAN, Hil­ton.

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