The Australian political response to the COVID-19 pandemic has proved that governments can act quickly if conditions demand it, even if that means overturning longstanding ideological obstacles.
Last week, leading lights of the global fossil power industry gathered at a conference in Houston, Texas, for CERA, known in the sector as the ‘Davos of Energy’. They reportedly got the shock of their professional careers.
One of the big problems for the wind and solar industries in Australia over the last few years has been the absence of a public champion for renewable energy, a public figure who can galvanise the population. Could shock jock Alan Jones be the one?