FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
8 OCTOBER 2020
FLICK THE SWITCH ON THE SA-NSW INTERCONNECTOR
THE CLIMATE COUNCIL has welcomed new modelling showing the economic benefits of the Project EnergyConnect interconnector between South Australia and New South Wales.
"Not only will South Australian homes and businesses see energy savings when the NSW-SA interconnector is delivered, the transmission line can also unlock thousands of new jobs and economic opportunities," said Amanda McKenzie, CEO, Climate Council.
"The Climate Council's Clean Jobs Plan shows that 2,500 jobs can be created across South Australia by investing in renewable energy, storage and transmission.
"This project can cement South Australia as a leader in the energy transition and will accelerate progress towards the state's net 100% renewable energy target, delivering the urgent emissions reductions we need to tackle climate change.
"Households, businesses, workers, and the climate all win when the SA-NSW interconnector goes online. We call on all parties to support this important, job-creating project,” said Ms McKenzie.
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