02:31 PM | Sat Dec 16, 2017

Each State in Australia has a mandatory renewable energy target and a deadline for achieving it.

All states are different and some are more ambitious than others. The ACT for example wants to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2020. The ACT is fortunate to live in close proximity to the Snowy Hydro scheme, though a significant amount of solar and wind power will need to be built to achieve a 100% renewable state.

Supporters of renewable energy want more government investment into the renewable energy industry. They want to see states race to 100% reliance on renewables as soon as possible.

Opponents of renewables want to see government spending cease to most renewable energy sources, opting for coal or gas to provide base load power.

The events in South Australia at the end of 2016 and continuing on into 2017 regarding energy security could possible influence and policy changes into the future.

So what do you think? Are the targets too ambitious? Or could they be more ambitious?

Are Australia's renewable energy targets too ambitious?

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