Australian energy cost estimates: experts respond

The Conversation

Renewable energy sources such such as solar photovoltaic and onshore wind could generate the lowest electricity costs in Australia by 2030, according to a report released today by the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics.

The Australian Energy Technology Assessment (AETA), which provides cost estimates for 40 electricity generation technologies, also found that the cost of combined-cycle gas was likely to remain competitive with lower-cost renewable technologies until 2050.

So what will these cost estimates mean for Australia’s energy and emissions future? The Conversation’s energy experts have unpacked the report and share their thoughts below.

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