Australia is experiencing two energy crises: International high prices due to supply issues, and local deterioration of infrastructure that isn’t being replaced because of… climate change. Its a false dichotomy, and we can’t afford for it to continue.
Japanese car-makers and, more recently, Elon Musk, both found that automation is not as good as everyone assumes. “Humans are under-rated”. There’s an important lesson in that for policy-makers.
It is often claimed that renewables are less expensive. But its a deceptive claim, because it ignores some of the costs and the unusual ways that renewables interact with the rest of the system.
Allow me to pull out my soap box and explain why registration of engineers is a really bad idea and Engineers Australia is not on the side of either engineers, or Australia.