Australia Still Relies On Coal For Most Of Its Power

Australia Still Relies On Coal For Most Of Its Power, by Paul Homewood. The Australian live generation data is available here.

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I have just checked out the current position, which shows coal contributing 73%, and gas another 14%.

Wind power is running at a measly 3%. It is still early morning down under, … but solar is still only up to 6% at the moment. …

Even the renewable wonderland of South Australia is mainly dependent on natural gas.

Perhaps I am missing something, but can anybody tell me how our Antipodean cousins are going to manage when Jay Weatherill and his chums get their way, and do away with fossil fuels?

Somehow I don’t think one of Elon Musk’s batteries will help very much.

hat-tip Scott of the Pacific