Renewable history is rich in Australia’s outback

Renewable energy has its roots far back in the days before climate change became a global concern. In Australia – from the goldfields in WA, to a sugar plantation in Qld, and the outback – some communities were way ahead of the game in preparing for a very different energy outlook.

Colonial era miners at Coolgardie gold fields
At the Western Australian goldfields at Coolgardie, innovative problem solvers were turning salt water into fresh water with the use of early condensers.