There is a growing awareness that a high proportion of renewable generation needs complementary and enabling technologies to provide the kind of quality in energy supply expected by Australian households and businesses. Indeed, businesses and households anywhere.
"Energy sits at the core of the entire economy and so… consideration of its environmental impact is a profound issue for Australia.”
Put simply, I personally don’t think the original designers of Australia’s National Electricity Market (NEM) could ever have contemplated the amount of change the market is being asked to absorb.
Energy sits at the core of the entire economy and so the way it is produced and delivered, what it costs, and more recently, consideration of its environmental impact is a profound issue for Australia.
To reconcile production and distribution, cost, and sustainability is hugely challenging and so it is not surprising that there are numerous views on how to solve this conundrum.
There is no better way to illustrate this than on the range of government policy and support mechanisms in place.