MELBOURNE MEDIA ALERT: Victoria Crowned Renewable Rising Star
VICTORIA HAS BEEN CROWNED Australia’s rising renewables star, but must continue to do more, particularly in the wake of Federal Government inaction on climate change.
The Climate Council’s new report is called “State of Play: Renewable Energy Leaders and Losers”. It is the fifth annual report card which examines how the states and territories are tracking with making the transition to renewables.
Victoria now has the most substantial capacity of large-scale wind and solar projects in the pipeline of any state or territory. It is on its way up the renewable ranks and is working hard to catch front-runners South Australia, the ACT and Tasmania.
REPORT LAUNCH DETAILS:
DATE: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25 2019
TIME: 10:30AM (AEDT)
LOCATION: MELBOURNE, Birrarung Marr Upper Terrace, right next to ArtPlayB
Climate Councillor and former president of BP Australasia, Greg Bourne
Climate Councillor and energy expert, Andrew Stock
Climate Council CEO, Amanda McKenzie
VISION: Victorian wind and solar drone vision.
Report Key Findings
South Australia now generates over half of its electricity from wind and solar and is aiming for net 100 percent renewable energy in the 2030s.
The ACT is on track to achieve 100 percent renewable energy on January 1, 2020. This is a remarkable achievement and makes the ACT just the 8th jurisdiction in the world with a population above 100,000 to achieve 100 percent renewable electricity.
Victoria and Queensland are making good progress on the transition to renewable energy, but will need to work hard to catch the frontrunners.
NSW and WA are the only states without a renewable energy target, while the Northern Territory ranks last or near the bottom on most other metrics.
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The Climate Council is Australia’s leading climate change communications organisation. We provide authoritative, expert and evidence-based advice on climate change to journalists, policymakers, and the wider Australian community.
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