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14
Feb
2019

Australia: The Renewable Energy Superstar presentation

The Australian National University with support from the ARENA Australian Centre for Advanced PV hosted a public lecture on Australia's renewables revolution on Thursday 14th January.

Australia is installing solar & wind five times faster per capita than the EU, Japan, USA or China. Our deployment rate is fast enough to reach 50% renewable electricity in 2024. This has enormous implications for climate change mitigation, given that 85% of Australian (and global) emissions can be prevented by deep renewable electrification. Australia's emissions will start falling from 2019 at a rapid rate, due to displacement of black coal burning by wind and solar PV. Australia is on track to meet its Paris targets five years early and can achieve deep emissions reductions during the 2020s. Other countries will be able to follow our lead.

Energy experts, from Australia and overseas, attended a workshop at the Australian National University to consider 100% renewable energy futures and meeting climate goals over Wednesday to Friday 13 - 15 February 2018. Several workshop delegates presented an overview of the renewables revolution at this public lecture.

The presentation can be viewed here.

Individual presentations from the workshop itself can be viewed here.

Updated:  19 February 2019/ Responsible Officer:  RE100 Leader/ Page Contact:  RE100 Webmaster

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