The Australian Government has announced plans to invest in the revolutionary technology of The Force, an energy source popularised by the Hollywood blockbuster Star Wars, after halting investments in ancient modes of energy such as wind farms and solar power.

“This is a visionary plan that will harness The Force and propel Australia into the 22nd century,” Prime Minister Abbott announced.

The Abbott Government has established a world-class science team examining the potential of the “new and emerging technology”.

The Government’s vision will rely on coal and gas energy for at least the next five decades until the full potential of The Force has been realised.