Can Kangaroo Island switch to 100% renewable energy?

Currently Kangaroo Island, a small island south of mainland South Australia, is powered by one cable.

It stretches 15 kilometres long underwater and acts as the main means of power for the 4500 who live there.

However, the cable is nearing the end of it’s life and the South Australian Power Network have proposed the implementation of a new and more efficient cable to be installed in the next five years or so.

But the Kangaroo Island community are currently reconsidering their options and contemplating a plan to switch to 100% renewable energy by utilising the natural, renewable resources the island has to offer.


  • Chris Dunstan – Research Director from the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney.

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