Australia can become a global clean energy superpower in the next decade by replacing coal, gas and uranium exports and use with renewable energy.
We have plentiful sun and wind. A valuable export industry that secures and creates great jobs through manufactured products like green hydrogen, steel and aluminium is within our reach.
South Australia is a world leader in renewable energy. At 60% solar and wind power,⁴ the state has one of the highest shares of renewable energy. It is home to one of the world’s biggest batteries — the Tesla and Neoen Hornsdale Power Reserve — and boasts Australia’s largest ‘virtual power plant’ connecting thousands of residential solar and battery systems, a project that benefits lowincome households, energy retailers and the electricity grid.
South Australia has also outlined ambitions to become a clean energy export superpower and provided $17 million in grants and $25 million in loans to four renewable hydrogen projects. The state’s five-year climate action plan set new goals to grow its renewable energy and hydrogen industries and electrify the state’s transport system.
These include: 100% renewable energy by 2030; 500% renewable energy by 2050; 50% cut in climate pollution by 2030; and, net zero emissions by 2050.