Animal waste is part of a plethora of newer energy sources

Australia is in the middle of a renewables investment boom that, despite just constant disappointment and uncertainty at the federal level, will see the country reach our Renewable Energy Target earlier than predicted.

But while solar panels, wind turbines and hydropower are the most popular forms of renewable energy, the truth is Australia has much weirder stuff going on. Crikey talked with Climate Council energy and climate solutions analyst Petra Stock to see what else is going on in Australia.