Many governments around the world, including the USA and Australia, monopolised their energy industry in exchange for reliable power and grid stability. These monopolies have been entrenched for many decades and have built protective policies and subsidies around them. Untangling from that is taking time. Most energy companies also go unnoticed until there is a problem or a black-out and then they attract enormous criticism. As a result, they have become very risk-averse at a time when rapid change is required. The past cannot see the future but the future is cheaper, more efficient energy and owned by the people.
The new energy architecture is lean, clean, and green: it harnesses the wind and the sun, it is smart and efficient and it electrifies everything. It shifts power from the few and the centralised, to the citizens and their communities. It cleans our skies, it quietens our cities and it powers us through the climate disruptions that lie ahead. This action area is for those people who are lit up by the largest energy transition in history.
These action areas are large, complex and interconnected. There are a number of key collective responses required to help shift the status quo. We have curated a list of those responses for you to explore linked to regenerative actions that you can take.
The list below is not yet comprehensive and the following are coming soon:
- Reduce our energy demand
- Explore and embrace new energy sources
Adopt community energy
This response empowers citizens and communities by giving them ownership of local, resilient, renewable energy
Build a scalable, renewable energy infrastructure
This response involves re-designing the architecture of our energy grids so they can incorporate both large and small-scale clean energy projects.