Australia’s Energy Crisis: Moving towards Renewables

In an intense yet bizarre press conference Federal Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg and South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill exchanged verbal blows over energy policies. The heated press conference comes after months of blackouts plaguing South Australia. Yesterday, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced he is prepared to invest in a $2 billion expansion in the Snowy Hydro Scheme. The investment is set to increase electricity production by 50 per cent. What do these schemes involve and what are economic costs associated with it? The Daily was joined by Lawrence McIntosh, Senior Research Consultant with the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology, Sydney to further discuss this topic.


Produced by Annie Lewis and Brooke Taylor

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