While it is important for all Australians to participate in combating climate change, reports from the Climate Commission show that the Victoria’s climate is already changing, and is also likely to change further in the future.
Numerous indicators of climate change have been identified including the increase in frequency and intensity of extreme weather events such as bush fires, heatwaves and drought, and the rise in global sea levels.
There are however many solutions to combat climate change. It is known that Victoria receives enough energy from the sun to produce double the state’s energy needs, and parts of Victoria also has some of the best conditions in the world to harness wind energy.
In addition to this, the cost of investment in renewable energy has also reduced significantly. Individuals are also able to adopt renewable energy options such as solar power easily. Eligible households and businesses can install solar power systems to generate electricity from the sun to reduce dependency from the electricity grid.
For further information on how solar power can combat climate change, refer to the Climate Commission’s report for Victoria.