February 9, 2013

energy 2029

This report is more than a year in the making, and is written with a very simple intent. It canvasses technology options for the rapid decarbonisation of the electricity grid that lights up the South West of Western Australia. The scenarios drawn here describe our state in the year 2029, a year in which the final legacy fossil fuel generators are decommissioned, forever eliminating our reliance on depleting coal, oil and gas. Instead, we set our course by the colossal abundance of the sun and the wind, the swells of the ocean, the regenerative potential of our wheatbelt and