Earlier this year our worldwide population just crossed over the 7 billion level according to the United Nations Human Development Report of 2012. Another report also released by the United Nations earlier this month also documented that with the current expansion rate the Earth’s population may well hit above the 9 billion mark approximately halfway through this century.
This rapid population increase poses serious potential health problems like the expodential loss of basic necessities that include food, clean fresh water, shelter and significantly reliable cost effective energy supply that does not continue to pollute the finite environment.
Interestingly the Australian continent is no exemption to this rapid population growth and reached over 22 million in 2009 and is expected to skyrocket even further before the year 2015 closes. This region’s population growth is mostly due to the steady increase in immigration and a higher birth rate mortality percentage. This on the surface indicates a good economic and health status for this country. But this fact poses a real issue in the traditional energy sector. This large increase in energy demands is the most significant reason for the energy price increases and with the Australian federal government aiming to achieve carbon neutrality, a sustainable energy vision that can keep up with the rising demand with population growth is necessary.
Australia has made great in roads to promote and commercialize the use of solar power in Australia and other renewable energy sources including solar panels Melbourne installations. The incentives of the federal & state governments is regarded worldwide as one of the most forward thinking of its kind providing not only financial assistance but also consumer behavioral changes to improve home and business energy efficiency. The country has also engaged large scale renewable energy projects through the Solar Power Darwin and Gippsland solar farm projects which will soon ramp up as part of the Australia’s Solar Flagship Programs that will uplift solar panels Malvern, Victoia, Queensland and NSW. A number of solar power farms and wind farms have also been constructed throughout the country to support green energy power stations.