Just had a suggestion which helps with clean energy, but can potentially help with two other things, so essentially THREE birds with one stone.
Okay, so a lot of the new power poles going up are metal. Stong building material. And in rural areas, all the lines are on either side of said pole. So, why don't we use that middle bit?
To build a solar farm, governments and councils need to find a suitable block of land, make sure to keep people nearby happy and keep it clear of trees. If SMALLER panels were instead to go on top of each new metal power pole, you'd probably be generating more power by the time you found a suitable piece of land and worked something out with the neighbours. The smaller panels wouldn't be much of an eyesore, so complaints are less likely too, and we already keep the areas where the power lines run clear.
As for the other two things this might improve? Well, the first is creating jobs. Lots of people in our area and young people throughout Australia are un or underemployed. On a solar farm, one person walks a short distance up and down the lines in a day cleaning the solar panels. Seeing these would be over a larger area, employing more people for less (yes, I know all up it probably costs more, but UNDEREMPLOYMENT is a serious problem, and can only be solved by creating more jobs which would mean a higher cost regardless! And it must be better than handing out millions in Centrelink benefits!) meaning more jobs to go around.
Most powerlines also have walking or bike tracks between them. Some have dirt roads, but others you must walk or ride. We're getting concerned about peoples health and fitness, especially with so many office jobs where they're just sitting around all day. A cloth and cleaning spray doesn't weigh much, and the distance between individual poles isn't huge, so being asked to walk or ride from one to the next is perfectly reasonable (and if they wanted to drive, they'd be using up a large amount of the money they'd earn in fuel from needing to have their car in 4-wheel drive where there are dirt roads, so it would make more sense to them to walk or ride a bike too.)
IN SUMMARY: More clean energy without building new infrastructure, more jobs, and healthier/fitter people in the community!
What about this doesn't sound good?