FAST FIVE: Why Australia Could (And Should) Become A Major Nuclear Power Producer
Overall, for the country, coal use in electricity has been in decline.
Natural gas and renewables have been increasingly used in electricity generation. In terms of energy production, Australian coal has been on a steep growth path for some time.
In the overall big picture in energy production renewable energy is a coat of paint on top of the others.
However, renewables are intermittent and there will be a giant need for energy storage and demand management if Australia decides to take this path.
The transition from coal to natural gas and renewables could be complemented with a transition from coal to nuclear power.