Renewables will allow Australia to meet Paris commitment: ANU report

Thursday 24 October 2019
ANU researchers have found solar and wind power sources will cut the nation's greenhouse emissions quickly enough for Australia to meet its Paris commitments. CREDIT:ROHAN THOMSON

Australia will meet its Paris commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions if the nation continues its love affair with solar and wind power, an independent study has found but argues it could be put at risk without extra investment in transmission and storage.

The Australian National University research found Australians were taking-up solar and wind energy at such a fast rate the country would not have to use contentious "carryover" accounting credits from the Kyoto climate accord.

Read the full Sydney Morning Herald article.

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