The Australian state’s transition to renewable energy sources has continued unabated with it having achieved in two decades a power supply that is now 60% coming from zero-carbon sources. This has been accomplished in an energy market where the state is not the owner of the power being delivered. But the state has been involved very much the way the U.S. Biden administration has through its Inflation Reduction Act incentives to businesses to get off coal, oil, and gas.
South Australia has done it by setting renewable energy generation targets, attracting private investors, and staying true and consistent in its environmental policies. Legislation to facilitate wind and solar farms has spurred development. The government has attracted mass storage developers to come and build facilities. Meanwhile, it has phased out coal-fired power plants while implementing programs to find new employment for industry workers.