Title

An overview of renewable energy potential and utilisation in Australia

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Bahadori, A, Nwaoha, C, Zendehboudi, S & Zahedi, G 2013, 'An overview of renewable energy potential and utilisation in Australia', Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 21, pp. 582-589.

Published version available from:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2013.01.004

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

As concerns about rising fossil fuel prices, energy security, and climate change increase, renewable energy can play a key role in producing local, clean, and inexhaustible energy to supply Australia’s growing demand for electricity, heat, and transportation fuel. Renewable energy is an essential part of Australia’s low emissions energy mix and this energy is important to its energy security. Australia has some of the best renewable energy resources in the world. This paper will focus on the impact of these renewable energies in Australia. This study shows that Australia has the potential to secure its long term energy future through focus and encouragement on increasing utilisation of renewable energy.