Australia is lagging behind the rest of the world for renewable energy R&D. Data from the International Energy Agency puts Australia on the podium just once since 1979.
Meanwhile, Australia has poured the vast bulk of our R&D dollars into fossil fuel. (See full medal tally below)
“Australia has a long history of prioritising fossil fuels over renewables in R&D funding. ARENA turned this around, briefly making Australia a world leader in renewables,” Executive Director of The Australia Institute, Ben Oquist said.