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CSIRO busting renewable energy myths

Media Release
Christine Milne 14 Jun 2012

Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, said:

"There are numerous myths around renewable energy pushed by the coal and gas industry and their champions in both of the old parties. One by one, these myths are being busted by reality, such as renewable energy actually putting downward pressure on electricity prices in parts of Europe and America, as well as in South Australia.

"It's great to see the CSIRO stepping into the conversation with a report showing that, with sensible planning and investment, solar PV can provide 40% of our power without causing problems for steady supply.

"We need to invest appropriately in the energy grid so we can move towards 100% renewable energy while putting downward pressure on the cost of energy."

The report is available at


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