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Australia is racing towards 100 per cent renewables. What does that look like? —

When too much wind and solar is not nearly enough! What does a grid look like when it is nearly 100 per cent powered by renewables? The post Australia is racing towards 100 per cent renewables. What does that look like? appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Australia is racing towards 100 per cent renewables. What does that look like? — RenewEconomy
 The share of wind and solar has nearly quadrupled, and AEMO, whose main
responsibility is to keep the lights on, is modelling a 79 per cent share
of renewables (that’s an average over the year) by 2030 as its most
likely and now central scenario.

Even the mainstream political parties are
keeping up, even if some don’t like to admit it: Labor’s emissions
target (a 43 per cent cut by 2030) proudly assumes an 82 per cent share of
renewables by 2030. The federal Coalition, which demonised Labor’s 50 per
cent renewables target from the 2019 election campaign as “economy
wrecking”, quietly assumes a 69 per cent share in renewables by 2030 in
its emissions modelling. i.e. when too much wind and solar is not nearly
enough.

The biggest reasons for the extraordinary pace of this renewables
transition, and the dramatic change in expectations, are many. Mostly they
fall around the rapid falls in technology costs, and the subsequent embrace
of wind, solar and storage by state governments of both sides of the
political divide, and by corporate demand, keen to have cheaper and greener
power.

The Liberal government in South Australia is heading towards 100 per
cent renewables in the next few years, on its way to 500 per cent
renewables via renewable hydrogen exports, and the Tasmania Liberal
government aims for 200 per cent renewables for the same reason.

 Renew Economy 23rd Dec 2021

 https://reneweconomy.com.au/australia-is-racing-towards-100-per-cent-renewables-what-does-that-look-like/

December 24, 2021 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA, renewable

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