Clean en­ergy for all

Shepparton News - Country News - - OPINION -

New data re­leased by En­vi­ron­ment Vic­to­ria sug­gests there are now enough largescale re­new­able projects ei­ther built or un­der con­struc­tion to power ev­ery Vic­to­rian home with clean en­ergy.

Vic­to­ria cur­rently has 1585 MW of op­er­at­ing large-scale wind and so­lar en­ergy projects, with an­other 2518 MW un­der con­struc­tion or fi­nanced.

With the av­er­age Vic­to­rian house­hold es­ti­mated to con­sume 3865 kWh of elec­tric­ity an­nu­ally, cal­cu­la­tions show th­ese projects will gen­er­ate more than enough elec­tric­ity to power the equiv­a­lent of all 2.5 mil­lion homes in Vic­to­ria.

‘‘Our anal­y­sis shows we are well on the way to re-pow­er­ing the equiv­a­lent of ev­ery Vic­to­rian home with re­new­able en­ergy from the wind and sun,’’ En­vi­ron­ment Vic­to­ria chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Mark Wake­ham said.

Once the projects un­der con­struc­tion or fi­nanced are com­plete, the equiv­a­lent of 2.9 mil­lion homes will be pow­ered by re­new­able en­ergy in Vic­to­ria.

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