Renewable Energy Update: Rolling Blackouts Down Under
Australia’s Green Energy Policies Under Siege
Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull is facing a strong push back against his wildly unpopularly renewable energy plan that has caused rolling blackouts due to lack of generation capacity. Former prime minister Tony Abbott, who is a member of Turnbull’s ruling coalition, is rallying support to abandon all government-funded renewable energy projects. The failed clean energy program has dramatically increased the cost of energy for all of Australia, particularly for those living in the south. Australia now has among the highest electric rates in the world.