ENERGY

ENERGY

Policy
Australia should develop an energy supply that is smart, affordable, reliable, safe and environmentally sustainable.

Policy Methods (Federal & State)
To help achieve this Australia should:

  • Progress rapidly towards using a predominantly renewable energy supply (see ENVIRONMENT policy).
  • Empower Australian consumers to choose and use distributed (non-centralised) energy systems including solar photovoltaic (PV), micro wind and ground source heat pumps, supported by battery storage.
  • Empower Australian consumers to manage and reduce their energy use through the provision of consumer-friendly smart meters providing real time energy usage information.
  • Impose a moratorium on all fracking, including for coal seam gas, until a thorough independent evaluation of fugitive emissions and groundwater contamination is completed.
  • Aspire towards a future without nuclear power, whilst engaging in responsible management of Australian-generated low and intermediate-level medical etc radioactive waste.
  • Consider all baseload energy production options to help deliver our climate policy targets and ultimately a 21st century emissions-free Australian energy supply (see ENVIRONMENT policy).

Related policies

  • Also see ENVIRONMENT policy.

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