States are taking
action. So are we.
The Australian Capital Territory has pledged to have 100% renewables by 2020 as others fast follow suit. There is one exception: while New South Wales was once a world leader on climate action, the last five years has seen South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory and Tasmania eclipse their effortson renewable energy progress, leaving the founding state at the back of the pack.
With the nation’s oldest coal fleet and as home to five operating coal power stations; in 2017, coal accounted for 82% of the state’s electricity. While the state has excellent wind and solar resources; they account for a mere 6% of the electricity generated in New South Wales.