Waiting for the sun

‘For better or worse, the plant had defined Port Augusta for sixty years. This was, after all, a town where people driving back from holiday did not feel they were home until they could see the chimney and powerhouse sitting like a decaying steel ship on the horizon. Not only did the plant dominate the skyline, ash from its furnaces and wastewater from its turbines was pumped into the salt lakes that mark Port Augusta’s eastern boundary, defining the layout and landscape of the town.’

In ‘Waiting for the sun’, from Griffith Review 55: State of Hope, Michael Dulaney looks at the stakeholders and roadblocks along the pathway to renewables as Port Augusta strives to become the solar capital of the country.

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