Wednesday, April 14, 2010

100% Renewables In 10 Years

Back in February i wrote about the Zero Carbon Australia project - an idea that would power our nation on 100% renewable energy by 2020.

Below is a presentation about the plan, which involves 60% solar thermal and 40% wind. It goes for 9 minutes (and is a bit techy) but i liked the bit where he says
"solar thermal plants and coal plants are very similar. They both boil water to create steam to run turbines which generate electricity. It's just that one of them gives up a whole lot of coal and burns it to boil that water, and the other one concentrates the sun's energy with mirrors... For every square metre of mirror we put in, we negate the need to burn 20 tonnes of brown coal."

T10 Launch - Mark Ogge from Transition Decade on Vimeo.

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