Renewable Energy: Overview

Watts, Christine
March 2019
Australia Points of View: Renewable Energy;3/29/2019, p1
In 2007, the Australian government established a goal of ensuring that by 2020, Australians would get 20 per cent of their electricity from renewable sources, such as wind, wave, tidal, solar, geothermic, hydroelectric, biomass, and biofuels. Today, the global and Australian populations are still dependent on both coal and oil as a source of energy. As the world's fourth largest producer of coal (as of 2008) and one of the most coal-dependent countries, Australia depended on 73 per cent of its energy coming from burning coal, placing Australia as one of the largest producers of greenhouse gases per capita in the developed world.


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