Can­berra to be pow­ered by re­new­able en­ergy by 2025

Down to Earth - - THE FORTNIGHT -

THE GOV­ERN­MENT of the Aus­tralian Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory (ACT) has an­nounced that fed­eral cap­i­tal Can­berra will be pow­ered en­tirely by re­new­able en­ergy by 2025. ACT has al­ready com­mit­ted to a tar­get of 90 per cent re­new­able en­ergy within the next five years and has backed a se­ries of large-scale wind and so­lar projects, both lo­cal and inter-state. Aus­tralian en­vi­ron­ment min­is­ter Si­mon Cor­bell said that shift­ing the tar­get to 100 per cent would make Can­berra a world leader. "It means more jobs and more in­vest­ment in the ACT econ­omy; it means a com­plete de-car­bon­i­sa­tion of our elec­tric­ity sup­ply sec­tor which will lead to fur­ther re­duc­tions in our city's green­house gas emis­sions," he said.

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