Australia is one of the windiest and sunniest countries on earth and it has enough renewable energy resources to power itself. Renewable energy is cheap, reliable and the technology is available now.
Renewables (e.g. wind and solar power) can help drought-proof farms by providing a second, secure source of income, as this report from the Australian Wind Alliance clearly demonstrated. It also benefits our regional community by attracting new investment, creating jobs and providing energy security and independence.