According to the new research published by Australia Institute’s Climate & Energy Program Australia’s clean energy transition needs significant consideration as a country we are lagging behind. Healing the planet begins with YOU. Power your home with solar energy. Get your savings guide from Solar Miner. Based on the regional fact sheet published by Australasia – specific following points have been highlighted:
- Between 1910 to 2020, Australian land areas have warmed by around 1.4°C and annual temperature changes have emerged above natural variability in all land regions
- Heat extremes have increased, cold extremes have decreased, and these trends are projected to continue.
- Relative sea level rose at a rate higher than the global average in recent decades
- Enhanced warming in the East Australian Current region of the Tasman Sea is observed and projected
- Sand storms and dust storms are projected to increase throughout Australia
However Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor released a statement saying “We are focused on getting low emissions energy sources to commercial parity with high-emitting alternatives to reduce emissions across all sectors of the economy while creating jobs and economic growth. This is a practical approach with global application.” There is a bright side to this statement, as Clean Energy Regulator data shows that more than 2.68 million rooftop solar power systems have been installed in Australia in total, as of 31 December 2020; that means one in four homes have solar panels on their roof and Australia has the highest uptake of household solar than any other European country.
Think Green Australia – Climate Council – Greenpeace
David Ritter, CEO of Greenpeace Australia Pacific, says “We have a choice. We already have the renewable energy technology to make huge emissions cuts in our electricity system which will put us well on the path to a safer future, with many of our biggest and most trusted businesses already committed to 100% renewable electricity by 2025.”
Climate Council spokesman Professor Will Steffen said “In Australia, we have seen repeated bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef as well as record-breaking heat waves and the Black Summer bushfires. Right now, huge swathes of Europe and North America are burning and these worsening events are being driven by climate change”
It is noteworthy that the Australian Government is already going strong on this front. The financial incentives that the Government has on offer makes Solar, as one of the renewable energy sources at a Household and a Small Business level, highly affordable. This also comes with additional financial incentives in terms of saving on the power bills big time along with sustainability. Speak to our experts today and get additional discounts on latest technology products.