Senate debates

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Questions without Notice


2:22 pm

Photo of Simon BirminghamSimon Birmingham (SA, Liberal Party, Minister for Education and Training) Share this | Hansard source

Base load despatchable energy—base load energy that's there when you need it, as you need it—is not solar and wind, as Senator Di Natale neatly summarised it; that's not at all the case. It is about how you guarantee the energy is there when you need it. For all the good things about renewables, you cannot guarantee solar and wind will be there when you need them.


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