Reliable energy generation from renewable sources (solar, wind and hydro) has proven unattainable. Despite decades of trying, decades of subsidizing renewable energy projects using other peoples’ money, they can never work. Australia has one of the world’s largest supplies of cheap reliable proven energy: coal. Yet Government action is actively killing the coal industry to give a leg up to renewable projects. It may well end up killing the coal industry and smashing the standard of living of Australians. But we can say with certainty, that reliable energy cannot be generated by solar, wind or hydro facilities.
I think the short answer is thank goodness for fossil fuels. 84% of power generation in Australia this morning is due to coal and gas.
Colour legend: coal (black and brown), gas (red), wind (green), hydro (blue), solar (yellow)