Submission to the joint Standing Committee Inquiry on Australia’s Transition to a Green Energy Superpower
The accelerating transition to widespread renewable energy needs to be able to demonstrate that it is green in definition and in practice. Addressing climate change has benefits for our environment. However, as large-scale renewable energy expands across Australia, the tensions over habitat loss from renewable energy are also escalating.
However, these tensions can be reconciled and resolved. An integrated and environmentally sensitive approach to renewable energy alongside nature is achievable.
At its core, the renewable energy transition needs to be ‘nature positive’ rather than a zero-sum gain – or worse.