Australia (and the world) NEED a primary new source of energy and it needs to come online within our lifetime. The continued use of fossil fuels will irrevocably ruin our planet before it runs out. More action needs to be taken to find an alternative. The state of play is that a new source of clean, green, limitless and largely free energy is possible and closer than you might believe.
Australia has a right, and an obligation, to lead the world in this area. We’re highly educated, industrious and, one of highest energy consuming nations per capita on the planet. The opportunity is to make this/these break-throughs here, patent the processes and licence them to the world. Unfortunately, this incredibly urgent topic isn’t even on the national agenda. Politicians spend more time talking about what a pack of imbeciles their opposition is than they do planning how this transition will work. The Government will not fix this problem. They simply are not orientated or incentivised to do-so. Look at solar energy in this country. As the hottest country on earth with the highest rate of continuous sunshine in the world we should already have a vibrant solar industry and be the undisputed world leader in this field. Instead we have and overly expensive, underperforming cottage industry. The reason is lack of incentive, lack of vision and a complete lack of leadership in making this a national priority.
New Energy for Australia is coming and we need to plan for the most massive transition since the industrial revolution. The Mackerel Sky Project is one path you can take now to play a proactive role and not sit around waiting for someone in Canberra to do something.