Sunday, June 2, 2019
Exploring the Debate Surrounding The Investment of Solar Energy Develop
As part of the Kyoto protocol international efforts to combat climate change have seen signatory nations commit to limit and reduce glasshouse gas emissions done a variety of mechanisms (United Nations Framework convention on Climate Change 2008). The Australian government as part of its commitment to the Kyoto Protocol implemented the Renewable Energy Target (RET) scheme that would see a minimum 20 per cent of Australias electricity show being delivered through renewable sources by the year 2020 (Australian Government Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency 2012). In developing a renewable ability dodging a range of issues arise concerning the feasibility, reliability and policy in implementing solar as a source of renewable energy. Instead of examining the technical specifications of current solar technology efficiency this essay aims instead to provide a general overview to the current levels of investment by government in the Australian solar diligence and expl ore the debate involved with the implementation of solar power as part of Australias energy landscape. Due to the worlds abundant supply of solar energy there is an additional recognition by developed countries that solar has tremendous potential in resolving the global dilemma of increase energy consumption and climate change. Solar energy has obvious advantages compared to other energies in part to it having minimal environmental and ecological hazards associated with its production (Solangi, Islam, Saidur, Rahim, et al. 2011). Solar energy technologies have shown the highest growth in clean energy finance and investment, increasing 44 per cent to $128 billion in 2011 (The Pew Charitable Trusts 2012, p. 3). Recent terms drops in solar module pric... ...direct.com/science/article/pii/S1364032111000220 Accessed May 19, 2012.The Pew Charitable Trusts 2012. Whos Winning the Clean Energy Race? Report 2011 Edition. for sale at http//www.pewenvironment.org/uploadedFiles/PEG/Publicatio ns/Report/FINAL_forweb_WhoIsWinningTheCleanEnergyRace-REPORT-2012.pdf Accessed May 19, 2012.United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 2008. Mechanisms under the Kyoto Protocol. Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Available at http//unfccc.int/kyoto_protocol/mechanisms/items/1673.php Accessed April 30, 2012.Wright, J. 2009. The contribution of renewables in Australias future energy mix. Australian Academy of Science. Public Lecture Series Australias Renewable Energy Future. Available at http//science.org.au/events/publiclectures/re/wright.html Accessed May 20, 2012.