Creating as much clean, renewable energy as we can, is one of the most important jobs Australia has for the coming decades. It will play a central role in ensuring we meet our net zero targets as soon as possible. It will provide low cost energy that can help industries scale efficiently and exponentially. It will catalyse all kinds of new businesses, from companies building the equipment needed to harness the energy, to technology start-ups at the forefront of discovering smarter ways to create, transmit, store, and use renewable electricity.
Australia’s abundance of renewables and home-grown talent provides us with a window of opportunity to make our mark on the global trade stage. But this legacy will only be made possible because of our regional communities.
More than $40bn of energy transmission infrastructure needs to be built to help update our electricity grid and ensure it can safely and reliably transmit the enormous amount of renewable energy generated across regions in NSW, South Australia, Victoria and Queensland, to the users who need it.