Thursdays Thursday introduced their climate and energy plan – Renew Australia 2030 – asking for a rapid shift to 100 per cent renewable energy, to remove all coal generators remove to thermal coal export, and prohibit that date.
The policy includes substantial support for home and business storage for home and business, a $ 1 billion transition plan for coal workers, and the creation of an hydrogen power export industry for replacing the death of a thermal coal industry. T export.
“Coal is the world's most important cause of climate change – and Australia is the world's biggest coal export. If we don't stop out to a degree, we can't deal with climate change, ”said green director Richard Di Natale.
“Unlike the main parties, the Greens have a plan to phase out coal exports and create jobs in the renewable energy export industry. The 2030 Australian Renewal action plan will reduce energy costs to households and businesses and transport fossil fuels out of the economy. ”
As might be expected, the policy was quickly identified as a dangerous and “radical” manifesto by the media of Murdoch and the Consortium MP. The call to thermal coal export will be the real reward, but the transition plan for energy consumption Australia – although it is ambitious – is not as radical as it could be said.
Firstly, it recognizes that concerted action needs to be taken if the world is to embrace climate change science and really be about trying to mitigate, and that Australia – for all its the richness of fossil fuels – among the best economies that made this happen by the change, it is also rich in wind, solar and other mines which are important to the movement, and physical know-how.
Second, as new research came out last week, enough wind and solar projects in the vicinity of the renewable energy target are 100 per cent by 2030. And as noted by previous ANU researchers, t will continue on the situation of the last 2 years that the country would come there before 2032.
The challenge is to create a plan to influence the transition. And that means ensuring that the grid is strengthened where needed, that storage is installed in the correct dimensions and places, and that market rules and rules are in place. redeveloped to represent modern technologies, rather than the last centuries.
Also, the target of a Greens broad economy for 'zero adverse impact' emissions by 2040 is a large $ 2 trillion fund of assets under the guidance of Australia, and other countries, achieving zero emissions. across the economy by 2050 at the latest. And researchers recommend the Paris target means a target date of 2042/43.
Also, as Bridie Schmidt reports in our dedicated EV, the Drive campaign, the Greens intend to prohibit the sale of new combustion properties by 2030 just showing a move. T from many other western countries.
This policy is therefore not as dangerous to the civilization as we know it, rather than the first serious effort made by a political party to devise a plan to achieve the 1.5 ° C objective.
“Australia can be a renewable energy power, instead of putting coal instead of coal and exporting exports to a global market ready to use,” said Di Natale.
Their primary aim is to 'knock out' with coal coal, but the Greens are not sure that Labor has a much stronger plan.
Labor targets a proportion of 50 per cent of renewables by 2030. The target is said to be “economic profit” by one of the key business factors, but is substantially reduced t on use of renewables.
Details of the policy document for interesting reading and reflect some thought have been included. Their views were not plucked, but they are based heavily on the Australian Energy Market Operating System Plan, with some urgency and other projects initiated by private developers.
The ISP aims to develop emissions and create renewable energy zones. As Labor, the green paper proposes “grid-changing properties” – in this case $ 6 billion against $ 5 billion – and the remarkable difference between the two scale scales and the speed of change is likely to be both in electric and electric vehicles.
A $ 1.2 billion program is designed to ensure that every household – including residents and residents – can benefit from local sun suppliers by sharing power from “sun gardens” t , built on supermarkets or a community building. A further $ 2.2 billion is aimed at storing a domestic battery.
There is further funding for indigenous communities and regional community power hubs, and a small business fund which will encourage small businesses to move from gas to clean energy where possible. Separate funds focus on heavy industry.
"Repayment times can be as low as 3 to 4 years for investment in more efficient heating and hot water systems," the document states. “The movement away from fossil fuels should not be left to consumers alone; the government should provide powerful incentives to help homes and businesses to accept this move. ”
It also aims to double energy efficiency by 2030, making total savings to 40,000GWh, currently around 20 per cent of total grid demand. There are experts in the energy saving sector have been advocating for this for years, and it is a sensible and cost-effective way (saving $ 27 billion from bills) to go along the transition.
However, not all states receive a 100 per cent renewables by 2030 under the Greens plan, however, and the document recognizes the problems associated with individual plants and individually. the North and the SWIS in Western Australia. Their time is extended for a further 5 years in the WA before Bluewaters coal generators are closed, and gas is still used in the NT in 2040.
The document will publish a timeline for the closure of each coal power generator in each country, and predicts a 50 per cent increase in total grid demand (to over 327TWh in the National Market); by 2030, and more. to 367TWh by 2040 how electricity is transferred to transport and manufacturing.
The key policy measures are to target renewable energy and storage target. The target will reduce emissions by 63-82 per cent by 2030 and “negative zero” by 2040.
And of course, there will be a carbon price. “Greens want to see the carbon price where it has been rubbed by Tony Abbott, a European pundit and a catalyst for innovation, clean investment and emissions distributions. right across the economy, ”says the document.
And it pledges jobs, to a total of 170,000, for projects such as coal mine rehabilitation and solar hydrogen emissions, and other related energy industries, and economic growth. There will be a "$ 1 billion" transfer budget for coal workers.
“We have a choice,” the document says.
“We can create these new clean technologies at home and sell them to the world, or we can export corrosion time to stay and stay until someone else is new. place.
“We can plan for this imperceptible move and support coal workers and their communities, or we can take it up to board rooms of international power to decide when this is the case. those workers lose their jobs and when their communities forced to move.