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Australia can leverage efficiency and electrification to power a net-zero future

There are good reasons to think of Australia as being at the coalface of the climate crisis, but also at the heart of its solutions. For one thing its coal industry plays an outsized role in the economy, employing 46,000 people and generating over 50% of electricity. The country is also dealing with the impacts of its addiction to such fossil fuels. Australia’s climate has, on average, increased by over 1.47C since records began in 1910, and extreme weather events – wildfires, flooding and drought – have all increased in recent decades.
On the positive side there are reasons to believe Australia could become a leader in the transition to a net-zero economy. As a large island nation blessed with an abundance of sunshine and open land there are ample opportunities to build renewable power.

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  • Princess

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    Small but effective steps to save energy through new technologies will not only free up electricity to be used elsewhere, but dramatically curb the emissions which are fuelling extreme weather events.

    • Grace Njeri

      47 w

      Transitioning to renewable energy is one of the most impactful ways to lower carbon emissions.

      • winnie nguru

        47 w

        In as much as they have issues, they also have solutions to them. Execution is key so they can wipe out fossil fuels for good

        • Rashid Kamau

          47 w

          The increase of energy efficiency will help the country reach net-zero goals and increase renewable energy.

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