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Risk of private investment in renewables going elsewhere if 'blame game' ensues

Electricity Power resources Renewable energy Wind power Solar energy Energy consumption Energy industries Australia

While the federal government says South Australia's reliance on renewable energy threatens the stability of its power supply, energy experts say the state's power outage was most likely caused by a transmission fault due to storm damage.

One thing both sides seem to agree on is the need for a coordinated national renewable energy policy.

Climate Council member Andrew Stock says political conflict over renewables risks their future in Australia.

'If we get back into a blame game, the private capital investment will go elsewhere'.

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