Regional communities must be included in planning and conversations about renewable energy, a national summit has been told.
The transition to renewable energy is an “industrial revolution to a timetable” and regional Australia is on the front line of change, a national summit has been told.
Tony Wood, the Grattan Institute’s energy and climate change program director, said no section of the Australian economy would be untouched by the energy shift.
“We are going to turn our 100-year-old electricity system on its head in 30 years,” Mr Wood told the Regional Australia Institute event in Canberra.
“We’re going to take a 200-year-old gas system and basically get rid of it. We’re going to reinvent the way we make aluminium, steel, concrete, cement, explosives and fertilisers.
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