The NT is already locked into a gas supply deal. Why should we switch to renewables?
Holding onto a clunky, highly-centralised, gas-powered grid, is a bit like refusing to upgrade to a smartphone just because your uncle scored a good deal on some old dial telephones a few years ago. We are witnessing every other Australian state upgrade to efficient, networked, fast and agile technology; the NT only shoots itself in the foot if it tries to cling to outdated tech.
Putting aside the moral imperative to upgrade to clean energy, there is a strong economic case to be had with NT’s abundance of solar resources representing an opportunity to revitalise our economy. If we don’t seize it, other states will make better progress and grab market share.