25 The best way to protect Australia’s environment and tackle climate change is to use renewable energy, according to climate scientist Professor Brian Cox.
Read moreProfessor Brian Cox is a climate scientist at the Australian National University and a senior fellow with the Australian Council for Environmental Studies.
He says the way we use energy is not always a good way to deal with climate change.
“We know that renewables are the cheapest, the best way we can have a fair system of generating and storing energy in Australia, and we know that that’s the way to go,” he said.
“If we want to continue to have this economy, we need to keep that system of clean energy.”‘
We need a national strategy’Professor Cox is part of the Australian Climate Policy Institute, a think tank that is pushing for a national climate strategy.
The institute says a national renewable energy strategy would have a major impact on how Australia can cope with climate impacts.
“It’s going to be the biggest impact that any of us can make on climate change, whether we are a coal, gas or nuclear power generation company,” Professor Cox said.
But not everyone agrees with that.
“In my view, we’re all going to have to get a bit more involved in renewable energy in the future,” Professor Anne Lister said.
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