What Four Corners didn't reveal about renewables

While the Four Corners program aired last week lamented Australia's position in the global renewables race, I was actually left uplifted and optimistic looking back to an eerily similar 2007 episode of Four Corners.

The Four Corners episode last week (Power to the People – July 7) which critiqued the current government’s disparaging attitude to renewable energy, contrasting it with California, led me to actually feel rather optimistic about the prospects for renewable energy. For those who watched the program this may be surprising because it painted a rather bleak picture of the government’s attitude towards renewable energy.

But there is a much broader context that informed my perspective.

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