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FORMER US VP praises new South Australia battery announcement

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and “Inconvenient Truth” environmentalist has given high praise to South Australia’s battery farm initiative.

In Australia ahead of the release of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, the Nobel Peace Prize recipient was keen to talk to about the latest renewable energy news: Elon Musk’s mega-battery in South Australia.

“I have a lot of admiration for South Australia because it’s now leading the world — the largest battery ever, and this will be the first of many,” Mr Gore, 69, told reporters in Sydney.

“The transition to renewable electricity is going to be a lot easier because these batteries have come down in price so quickly.”

Al Gore believes other countries will follow South Australia’s lead to build a giant battery.

Elon Musk commented at the press conference “I do see this as a something that the world will look at, as an example of and of being able to do large scale battery application that really take a large amount of load.  It’s really going to be an example to the rest of the world. This is definitely the way of the future. I think it’s worth other states taking a close look at this, and seeing if its applicable to their needs, which I suspect in most cases, it is.”

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