Less than two decades ago, South Australia generated all its electricity from fossil fuels. Last year, renewables provided a whopping 60% of the state’s electricity. The Conversation summarizes how South Australia’s government accomplished this feat: it had enough political power to push through changes despite opposition from established fossil fuel interests; it watched the energy market closely to prevent and respond to major disruptions; and it helped displaced workers and their towns deal with change. These lessons learned can help other governments as they seek to transition from fossil fuels to renewables.

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