ICAN Home Forums 1. Transition to 100% renewable energy 100% Renewable energy transition

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  • Independents for Climate Action Now
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    This policy area concerns the replacement of fossil fuel energy sources with renewable energy. While stationary energy sources are a primary focus, renewable energy transition policy also concerns all other sectors currently dependent upon fossil fuels including land and sea transport, aviation, primary industry, mining industry and infrastructure establishment. Policies will span across areas of market mechanisms, incentives for the stimulation of investment, government subsidisation of public uptake and issues of equitability.

  • Independents for Climate Action Now
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    Australia’s Clean Energy Council has already done much of the thinking on the policy needed to underpin the 100% renewable transition and released it in this document (link below) 2019 Federal Election – Clean Energy Policies. ICAN should (at a minimum) support these, possibly aiming for higher ambition on the 2030 target i.e. other industry specialists have cited 100% renewable being achievable by then. The summary ten policies are:

    1.Commit to a target of zero emissions from the electricity sector well before 2050 and a minimum target of 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030

    2.Accelerate reforms and finance support to develop Australia’s electricity transmission network for a clean energy future

    3.Encourage the uptake of energy storage and batteries

    4.Maintain the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES)

    5.Mandate solar power in all new homes

    6.Support innovation in finance, technology and integration and extend the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC)

    7.Commit to the development of a clean energy export strategy

    8.Support skills development to meet the demand of a growing clean energy industry

    9.Support the establishment of a battery manufacturing and recycling industry

    10.Develop a single national electrical safety body.


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