Part 1 – Renewable Energy in Australia

“Renewable energy is defined as energy that is produced by natural resources-such as sunlight, wind, rain, waves, tides and geothermal heat-that are naturally replenished within a time span of a few years” (Lund, 2014).

In Australia, the total electricity production for 2017-2018 was 261,140 Gigawatt hours (GWh), (Australian Government, 2019). To put this into perspective 1 GWh is enough energy to power 110 million LED’s bulbs or 8000 Toyota corolla’s with 125kW of engine power for 1 hour (Mueller and Rumph, 2019).