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Energy storage is ignored crisis within the climate crisis

Hydropower essential to back up wind and solar

| Australia
Talbingo dam, part of Snowy 2.0 pumped-storage scheme in Australia: we need long-term, large capacity energy storage for when the wind does not blow and the sun does not shine. (Handout photo from Snowy Hydro)

Malcolm Turnbull is a former Prime Minister of Australia and a director of the International Hydropower Association. His memoir "A Bigger Picture," was published last year.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, report sets out in the starkest possible terms the threats to the planet caused by climate change. If you still doubt the science, just switch on the television and see if you can avoid the news reports of floods, fires or droughts around the world. Unless we stop burning fossil fuels, and dramatically reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, our world is doomed.

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