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South Australia's clean energy revolution

16 Jun 2016

South Australia is pinning a great deal of its plan for economic transformation on the clean energy revolution.

The state is already Australia's largest generator of wind power, and solar panels sit on more than one in four household roofs. The State Government wants South Australia to be carbon neutral by 2050, and one of the keys to achieving that goal will be energy storage.

Simon Hackett, an Adelaide based battery storage pioneer, says a revolution is coming in the way that energy is bought and sold by consumers. Hackett says there still needs to be more support for innovation and risk taking, and that the Clean Energy Finance Corporation should not be raided to save steel maker Arrium or the Great Barrier Reef.

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