Australian States Strive Towards Renewable Energy Targets Independent of Government

Jon Capistrano
Jon Capistrano
September 6, 2017

Australian states are developing their own policies to meet the federal government’s renewable energy target goals. South Australia is leading the race with ACT and Tasmania not far behind, according to the report by the Climate Council as reported by The Guardian.

Victoria and Queensland placed in the middle while the Northern Territory, Western Australia, and New South Wales are at the tail end.

While federal government seemingly does nothing towards these goals, most of the states have committed to their own renewable energy targets alone and have made strong renewable and emissions reduction policies:

  • South Australia leads with 47% from renewable resources
  • ACT at 22% from renewable resources
  • Tasmania is at 92% from renewables, mostly dominated by large-scale hydro power
  • New South Wales at 17%
  • Victoria at 12%
  • Queensland at 7%
  • Northern Territory at 2%.

Click here to read the full story at The Guardian

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
OUR MOST POPULAR POSTS

Trending Posts

The Future of Space-Based Solar Power Image
General

The Future of Space-Based Solar Power

Gigantic solar installations in space. It sounds fanciful – something out of Star Wars or Star Trek’s universe – but what if it’s actually possible?

Solar Trust Centre Solar Panel Featured Image
General

The Victorian Government’s Plan for Solar Aggregation

The Victorian government recently made a call for partners in a new solar pilot program. Although a trial program is always a small step, when viewed in context it’s one that provides an insight into where Victoria and other Australian states and territories will need to go in future: to continue to encourage solar panel uptake, while also properly managing the byproduct of it so an oversupply of energy isn’t fed into the grid.