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ACT Makes Push to 90% Renewables by 2020


climatespectator.com.au, 19 September 2012:

A plan to have Canberra running almost entirely on renewable energy by 2020 is to be unveiled by the ACT government today, according to the Canberra Times.

The city would be 90 per cent run on clean energy, according to the state Labor government’s plan, with solar, wind and biomass leading the charge.

The move in eight years would be a rapid one with renewables less than 10 per cent of the energy mix today, according to the Canberra Times.

The paper said the focus will be on the ‘low-hanging fruit’ of energy efficiency through to 2017, while large-scale renewables will make an impact from there, with 583 MW of wind generation and 90 MW of solar production expected to be in operation by 2020.

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