The earth only has a finite amount of resources available, which are slowly starting to run out. The Australian government and citizens are taking this seriously and are beginning to take the necessary measures to create a carbon-neutral future.
Significant changes that are being made
It has become increasingly clear that large changes will need to be made regarding the use of fossil fuels like coal, gas, and petrol. One of the first steps that will need to be taken is ending the reliance on coal to power homes. Currently, there are at least 42 major solar farms that are producing a large percentage of the power required by the country. Although there are already many solar farms, they are not enough to provide power to all. Then we will also of course require a huge leap in energy storage systems to store all of this energy without which this goal will not be achievable.
To remedy this, the government plans to build another series of solar farms as well as wind turbines to provide additional power. The government also believes that roof-top solar panels on homes and businesses will add to the success of the energy plan that has been put in place by Tony Wood, the Grattan Institute energy program director.
How life will change for Australians
Alternative power solutions are not the only thing that will help Australians achieve the dream of carbon neutrality. Australians will need to change their lifestyles to help the greater good. Instead of conventional gas heaters, most homes will need to invest in heaters that are more efficient, such as electric heat pumps or maybe powered by hydrogen.
Another large contributing factor towards greenhouse gas emissions in the country are vehicles that are powered by petrol. Not only do they use a significant amount of fossil fuels but they also create harmful toxins that damage the health of people and the planet. Fortunately, technology has evolved to such an extent that there are other options available that are not harmful. Conventional cars will be replaced by hydrogen-fueled cars as well as electric vehicles. To facilitate this, conventional fuel stations will have to be replaced by charging points and hydrogen stations.
This would be an ambitious goal and one I think every Australian would have to do their bit to help make this at all achievable.