Today on The Spot, Scarlett Lewis speaks with Aidan Gaffey of Smart Energy about the increasing number of Australians who are switching to renewable energy and how our energy systems cope with natural disasters such as the recent floods.
Mr Gaffey spoke about the environmental, safety and cost benefits of choosing Renewable Solar Energy sources over fossil-fuel-based energy, in light of the Queensland and NSW floods; and rising concerns about climate-change exacerbated weather events.
He also emphasised the benefits that solar energy could have in providing Australians with a reliable energy source in the event of a flood emergency, to save vital communication systems and amenities.