Putting 100% renewables on the table

AEMO's research into the feasibility and cost of 100 per cent renewables is quite amazing in its detail and comprehensiveness. It will put much needed facts into a slanging match often tainted by gross simplifications.

In Climate Spectator on Tuesday Roger Dargaville informed readers about the Australian Energy Market Operator’s (AEMO) plan to model scenarios assessing the feasibility and cost of supplying the National Electricity Market entirely with renewable energy by 2030 or 2050. A draft set of results are due in March next year with the final report released in May.

Since that article was published I’ve had time to look in greater detail over what AEMO and its consultants, ROAM Consulting and the CSIRO, intend to do. It is quite incredible and worth going into more detail.

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