According to the study, within a few decades, Australia could almost completely switch to renewable solar energy sources.
However, for this to happen, the development of renewable solar energy must be rapid and supported by an appropriate sustainable level of investment.
Solar energy Report published in Sydney
Its appearance coincided with the opening of the Climate Change Conference in Doha.
Wind power per capita in South Australia is higher than any other country in the world, the report said. It contributes about 26 percent of the state’s total electricity generation.
“We now see that in the future, inevitably, there will come a point where renewable solar energy starts to drive the economy,” said Tim Flannery, Commissioner for Climate Change.
“Statistics show that in 2011 more investments were made in clean energy than in fossil fuels,” Flannery continued. “So, we have already crossed this threshold. We need to prepare ourselves for the fact that in the future we will have a completely different solar energy system. “
Currently, about three quarters of Australia’s electricity is generated from coal. As a result, the country emits about 35 percent of its emissions into the atmosphere.
Clean solar energy technologies could provide 40 percent of the country’s energy use by 2035, according to a report released this month by the Australian government. According to experts, this means that fossil fuels will dominate the market for at least another 20 years.
“To avoid the most devastating effects of climate change, we must virtually eliminate fossil fuel emissions of greenhouse gases over several decades,” the report says.