Presentation to Smart Energy Conference

Today I presented to the Smart Energy conference. The slides I used can be found here.

Some takeaways from the presentation include:

• Only 1% of power stations in operation are older than 50 years old.
• Renewables are increasingly cost-competitive with traditional ‘thermal’ sources such as coal and gas.
• In the long-term, renewable energy is likely to be complemented by pumped hydro and battery storage to allow energy to be consumed at times when it is needed.

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