Opinion

Australia has a real future as a renewables superpower

By Tristan Edis
Updated January 26 2020 - 8:42am, first published 1:00pm

Amid almost daily complaints from industry about skyrocketing electricity costs, out dropped an announcement recently so counter to the dominant news flow that it seemed beyond belief. Yet there it was in the business pages: Australian software billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes and iron ore billionaire Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest have a plan to supply a fifth of Singapore's electricity needs - all of it from solar power - via a 3750-kilometre underwater cable from the Northern Territory.

Advertisement

Ad

Advertisement

Ad

Get the latest Canberra news in your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.

We care about the protection of your data. Read our Privacy Policy.