Tap solar and wind power or face catastrophic consequences experts warn

By Catherine Best , the Telegraph:

AUSTRALIA needs a bipartisan approach to climate change to seize opportunities in renewable energy and ward off the worst impacts of global warming, experts say.

The Climate Commission says now is the critical decade to get the policy settings right to encourage green-energy industries or risk catastrophic consequences for future generations.

Its latest report, released on Monday, says Victoria – which has a heavy reliance on brown coal – receives enough sunshine to produce double its current energy needs.

The commissioners say there are untapped opportunities for solar and wind power generation, which is steadily becoming a more affordable electricity source… Read more

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