A study conducted in the year 2015 by science agency, the CSIRO & Bureau of Meteorology predicted that the temperature in Australia could rise by up to 5.1C by the year 2090 & this rate of change is highest in the world. The data is not to be ignored as it is based on 40 global climate models resulting in providing a sneak peep into Australia’s climate in the future. There is no price for guessing that the primary contributor is the greenhouse gas emissions. The excess carbon dioxide produced gets absorbed by the oceans causing the pH level to drop, which leads to increase in the acidic levels in the water and this phenomenon poses a significant risk to the bio ecosystems like the Great Barrier Reef.
It’s no surprise that Australian public takes pride in its diverse ecosystem in general & the Great Barrier Reef is the jewel on the crown, the public opinion towards global warming issues has risen in favor of renewable energy, the annual Lowy Institute poll confirms this. As per a survey run in 2018, 84% of Australians asserted that the government should prioritize on renewables, even though that requires additional infrastructural investment to make the system more sound.
With this being the backdrop, it would be no surprise that the politicians will sooner or later try to influence the public by incorporating the issue of global warming in their political manifesto.
The Labor Party has plans to build a new government-owned renewable energy company, capable of supplying 500,000 new solar systems on NSW, in preparation of the upcoming state election.
Adam Searle, the opposition energy spokesperson, claims that the initiative would provide energy to power 3 to 3.5 million homes in the state, which translates, according to Mr. Searle, that every single house in NSW could be powered by renewable energy when the project is commissioned. If successful, this would be the biggest of its type in Australia.
The NSW Leader Micheal Daley sees the state of NSW producing its own energy & create jobs and, in the process, provide energy security to its people.
Labor party intends to setup up to 500,000 new rooftop solar systems over the next ten years & it plans to unfold the plan in the form of rebates of up to $2200 for households earning up to $180,000, & state could tap into as a virtual power plant.
The Labor party leaders seem to understand the average public’s growing opinion on the reduction of greenhouse gasses as they are making the right kind of statements like “commission 4 gigawatts of renewable energy in its first term of government if elected”.
It is only a matter of time before it gets too late to steady the monster ship called ” Global Warming ” & it’s a welcome move when the political debates are addressing these issues in their election campaigns.
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