“100% Renewable Energy in WA is within our reach if we act with the urgency and ambition that the climate emergency and changing economy demands. It’s time to step up”

 

The past fifteen years have seen a massive increase in renewable energy deployment around the world, driven by rising fossil fuel costs and the now unmistakable impacts of the changing climate. Runaway advances in solar, wind and other clean energy technologies have caused costs to fall rapidly. The Greens believe Australia should invest in the next generation of clean, affordable energy infrastructure.

 

Just one year since we released Energy 2029, the costs to construct and operate large scale renewables have fallen so much that they’re now competitive with — or even cheaper than — any fossil generation. This is why we’ve updated our Energy 2029 study and found it’s now the same cost or cheaper to reach 100% renewable electricity than continue with business as usual by 2029 (by Levelized Cost of Energy).

Why 100% Renewable in WA

Western Australia has an abundance of many different renewable energy resources and here we show we're in one of the best positions in the world to generate energy from solar, wind, wave, geothermal, and sustainable biomass resources.

What would it cost?

Energy 2029 focuses on WA’s stationary energy use and 3 different scenarios are presented for the South-West Interconnected System (SWIS) – which accounts for about half the State’s electricity consumption –  driven by rising fossil fuel costs and the now unmistakable impacts of the changing climate. Runaway advances in solar, wind and other clean energy technologies have caused costs to fall rapidly. The Greens believe Australia should invest in the next generation of clean, affordable energy infrastructure

A jobs-rich pathway

The old parties are missing the point when it comes to the kind of jobs and economy we should be embracing and transitioning toward, now that the mining boom is phasing down. A clean energy future is a jobs rich future: building a 100% renewable energy network provides thousands of jobs in construction, manufacturing, research and development, installation, maintenance, and of course new administration, sales and management positions in the many small businesses and new enterprises that would grow out of the clean energy boom.

WA Clean Energy Roadmap — the Greens' plan for 100% by 2029

The Greens’ Clean Energy Roadmap outlines the key steps we can take now to transition WA to 100 per cent renewable energy by the year 2029.

Our vision for Solar Goldfields

The past 15 years have seen a massive increase in renewable energy deployment around the world, driven by climate change and rising fossil fuel costs. As installation of sun, wind and other clean technologies has grown exponentially, the costs of renewable energy has fallen rapidly. At the same time, the passage of the Clean Energy Act in 2011 created a pool of funds to build the next generation of large scale renewable power stations in Australia.

 

Authorised by Jess McColl & Trish Cowcher, the Greens (WA), Ground Floor 445 Hay St Perth

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