Ambitious aims in the wind for ACT

By Canberra Times
Updated April 23 2018 - 9:45pm, first published March 15 2014 - 3:00am

No Australian state or territory is more ambitious than the ACT in regard to future renewable energy use - as we have been reminded by a string of announcements from Environment Minister Simon Corbell. Renewable energy businesses will shortly be invited to bid for the supply of 200 megawatts of wind power to the territory. And Mr Corbell has also outlined plans for a 50-megawatt solar farm (perhaps with an energy storage capacity) and a 23-megawatt bioenergy plant running off municipal solid waste. The initiatives, when combined with existing solar energy sources, are likely to go a long way towards helping meet the government's target of having 90 per cent of Canberra's electricity come from renewable sources by 2020.

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