But right now, the big polluting coal and gas lobby is using its power to block the transition. Bewitched by their oversized wallets, the Turnbull Government is refusing to lead.
To give our children a liveable planet, our government has an urgent responsibility to cut climate pollution and shift Australia to clean energy.
That means updating Australia’s energy system so it’s clean and renewable. It means harvesting energy from sun, wind and water and storing sunlight in batteries. It means creating a flexible, networked and intelligent electricity grid that’s fit for the 21st century.
This is not a matter of ‘we should do this’, or ‘we’d be wise to.’ It’s simpler. We must.
And we can. We know how to cut pollution and power our lives with energy from the wind, sun and water. So let’s get on with it.
The truth is: the natural world is changing. And we are totally dependent on that world. It provides our food, water and air. It is the most precious thing we have and we need to defend it. ―David Attenborough