'Immense' potential of renewable energy could propel Australia to net zero 2050 target

Australia could become a carbon neutral economy by 2050 thanks to an abundance of cheap solar and wind energy but will need a more ambitious 2030 climate target to get there, according to a report from international climate policy experts (Climate Action Tracker). “So many of the policies that have proven to be effective in similar places are not in place in Australia, but if they were it could escalate the transition. It is hard to find a country where the policy gap is so large” – lead author of the report Ursula Fuentes Hutfilter, Climate Analytics.