Australia will become a global leader in designing and building technologies that decouple human activity from the environment, while also ensuring humans continue to have more prosperity and liberty.

The renewable technologies we have today, like wind and solar, have made a lot of progress and could be one path to a zero-carbon energy future. But given the scale of the challenge, we need to be exploring many different paths—and that means we also need to invent new approaches. Private companies will ultimately develop these energy breakthroughs, but their work will rely on the kind of basic research that only governments can fund. Both have a role to play.
— Bill Gates, November 2015