Commend Australia for Opening Its First Utility-Level Solar Power Plant

Target: Colin Barnett, Premier of Western Australia

Goal: Applaud Australia for taking a major step forward in renewable energy production

In this day and age, energy has become one of the most valued commodities on the planet. Fossil fuels have become harder to find than ever and other traditional energy sources, such as natural gas and coal have proven to be detrimental to the environment. In this light it is not surprising that many governments, countries, and private groups have began to invest in forms of renewable, environmentally friendly energy. In keeping with this trend, Australia recently established and made operational their first utility-scale solar-electric power plant.

The opening of this plant represents a milestone in Australian energy production. After over a century of burning coal and gas the nation has crossed over to green energy production. Located in Western Australia and sponsored by local, governmental, and private interests, the new solar farm is the first-ever Australian power plant that does not involve turbines.

Producing zero emissions, the new solar array (comprised of 150,000 individual solar panels) does not come anywhere near the list of largest solar farms in the world but will certainly be a major source of energy in Australia. The future for renewable energy in Australia is bright and filled with investment opportunities, having been embraced even by more conservative elements within the Australian government; all of which bodes well for the future of solar power in the country.

This is a major step forward for Australia. As nations across the globe struggle to gain energy independence and move past dependencies on oil and natural gas, Australia has made the crucial first move, establishing a foothold for renewable energy in the country. The new solar plant is a great example of private and governmental bodies working together in the best interest of the nation and the planet. The adoption of solar power in Australia can only bring about good things. For that, the Western Australian government should be commended.


Dear Premier Barnett,

Congratulations on opening Australia’s first utility-level solar power plant! This plant being made operational is a phenomenal step forward for Western Australia, your country, and the world at large. As the current energy crisis becomes more and more perilous you have helped to mitigate its threat to your country, introducing large-scale renewable energy production to Australia.

You have taken the first, and possibly most crucial step, in cutting Australia’s ties to traditional power sources. For more than a century your nation, like many nations, was dependent on burning fuels such as coal for power. Though effective, these fuels took a devastating toll on people and the environment. Solar power is as clean as it gets though, no emissions, no mining, no hazardous material—just sunlight. This new solar farm is the perfect way for Australia to get into green energy, as it will give people the chance to see that renewable energy is a viable option.

Premier Bennett, you should be very proud of what your state has accomplished. The switching on of this solar power plant is a fantastic step for Australia, gaining your nation a foothold in the booming renewable energy field. More importantly though it will have benefits for Australia and the world; traditional, non-renewable power sources just are not sustainable. Rather than go on using fossil fuels you have done something about it, making a meaningful step in a greener direction, and I thank you for it.


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