Anyone suggesting the path to the renewable energy future is being somehow blocked by industry or political “dinosaurs” needs to take a good look at the facts, both on cost and the rapid rise of renewable energy.
Activists often try to frighten people with their talk of ‘ecological catastrophe’ and the ‘industrial wasteland’ supposedly created by natural gas drilling.
ERIC Director Steve Wright comments on the responses of the NSW and Victorian Governments to calls for the removal of State bans on gas exploration and development.
Federal Opposition leader Bill Shorten has increased pressure on Victorian Labor with a strong endorsement for natural gas as a key element in solving eastern Australia’s power problems.
This week’s renewable energy announcement by the Victorian Government sets the scene for higher electricity prices and more pain for businesses and consumers.