How about a fact-driven energy debate?

While false data and cherry-picked comparisons continue to cloud the true potential of solar PV, getting the positive, fact-based message out is challenging. But let's give it a shot.

In Business Spectator on Monday ex-ESAA and APPEA boss Keith Orchison wrote of how Australians were largely blind to the challenges of going renewable. While the shift isn’t trouble-free, Orchison has pushed incorrect data and used spurious comparisons to make his point.

To start with Orchison notes Australians now have 2,400 megawatts of solar on their rooftops, “contributing some 800 gigawatt hours a year to electricity supply.”

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