Renewable energy report highlights value of Greens' plan for new WA boom
The importance of Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam's Energy 2029 100% renewable energy plan has been further underscored today by the release of The Energy Report - 100% Renewable Energy by 2050 by WWF and ANU.
"This WWF and ANU publication provides yet another report on tangible means for achieving a 100% renewable energy network, and for getting WA off the fossil treadmill," Senator Scott Ludlam said today.
"It highlights the importance of the key principles underpinning the Greens' Energy 2029 plan- that a move to 100% renewable energy for WA is cheaper than business-as-usual.
"With WA facing the reality of a mining downturn, we need to be driving new opportunities to create jobs and strengthen the economy. That's exactly what Energy 2029 does.
"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 many small businesses and new enterprises.
"This can be the start of a new export market for WA, at the same time as delivering cheaper and cleaner power across the state.
"When we released our plan, I sent a copy to both Colin Barnett and Mike Nahan - requesting a time to brief them. They were both too busy. In the meantime we've seen an energy white paper released for the state which seeks to entrench our dependence on burning coal and gas.
"I'm not alone in asking: what's their response to this report and when will they take the massive opportunity renewables offer for jobs and energy security in WA seriously?
The WWF and ANU report, The Energy Report - 100% Renewable Energy by 2050 is available here.
The Greens' Energy 2029 Plan is available here.