The Australian Power Generation Technology report states that no single technology can satisfy Australia’s energy demand, finding that the future mix of electricity generation will need to be diverse.
Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright said that the report highlights the need for Australia to resolve the challenge of continuing to provide sufficient gas to the domestic market.
“Natural gas is an important part of our economy – not only for power generation, but also as an input for manufacturing,” Ms Cartwright said.
“It will be a major part of our energy mix into the future as we move towards lower emissions electricity generation.”
“The report provides a thorough, independent assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of renewable, coal and gas technologies,” Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) Chief Executive Dr Malcolm Roberts said.
“The expert verdict is that gas-fired generation is cleaner than coal, cheaper than renewables and can adapt quickly to meet changing demand.
“By every measure – costs, water use, emissions, waste and reliability – natural gas is strongly competitive against other generation types.”
To view the Australian Power Generation Technology report, click here.