'No big surprise' Australia will face power shortages amid renewables push

Copenhagen Consensus Centre President Bjorn Lomborg says “it’s no big surprise” that Australia will face power shortages.

The AEMO has warned of power shortages across the country.

“We’ve been told that solar and wind is cheaper than fossil fuels,” Mr Lomborg told Sky News host Chris Kenny.

“But the reality, of course, is they’re only cheaper when the wind is blowing or when the sun is shining.

“You really have to take that into account, and when you do it, of course, it turns out that it’s much much more expensive.”

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21 May 2024

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