Aussie’s clean energy sector could provide $370-billion worth of employments over the next ten years utilizing current technology, according to a new report.
The report, which was unveiled on Tuesday by Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE), intends to describe how the country could shift from coal power to renewable energy, accompanied by the economy.
“Our research with Melbourne University into energy generation in Australia shows that we can create $370 billion of green energy jobs with current technology, instead of using coal-fired power stations,” Beyond Zero Emissions CEO Stephen By grave stated. “When you add to this smart homes and buildings, as well as low-carbon land use, high speed rail and electric vehicle options, the green jobs climb towards $1 trillion dollars in value”
Beyond Zero Emissions is also about to introduce a new book come October 2, during the Smart Future Cities Conference exhibiting how easily current Australian households can be retrofitted to eliminate electricity and gas bills – as part of its Zero Greenhouse Gas Australia Buildings Plan, that was reviewed over 3 years.
“The Buildings Plan showed that all residential and commercial buildings in Australia could be converted to generate as much energy as they consumed, creating $270 billion of green jobs in the construction industry,” Bygrave said.
“The new book, The Energy Freedom Home, shows how every home can produce more energy than it consumes. And with rising electricity and gas prices and falling rooftop solar prices, Australian households can affordably revolutionise the way they power their homes.
“Our research shows that millions of ordinary Australian homes can be transformed to be high performing, comfortable and cheaper to run. The transformation is easy since 1.4 million homes already have rooftop solar.”
The retrofits, which started in 2009 and as a result rely on the steps given by the Energy Freedom Home program now save the home $1,200 annually on energy cost, with credits during the year.
By 2013 the home was converted into a comfortable, passive solar house, producing more electricity from the solar photovoltaic system in the year than it utlizes.
“We removed the gas systems for health, safety and cost reasons, and have found we use less energy now than when we had both electricity and gas,” stated the house’s owner, who monitors it for energy, water, temperature and humidity.