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August
21
2015

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr pledges 100% renewable 2025

 

Source: The Age, 21 Aug 2015


ACT Labor will commit to a target of 100 per cent renewable energy by 2025, Chief Minister Andrew Barr will tell the party faithful at its annual conference on Saturday, making Canberra the first Australian capital to be powered entirely by wind, solar and other renewable sources.


Labor's current target is 90 per cent renewables by 2020 and to get there, it is buying power from five or six wind farms, three solar farms within the territory borders, and a big-dish-style solar project whose details have yet to be settled.


Mr Barr will tell 327 delegates at the party's conference that the 100 per cent target is achievable, putting the ACT at the global forefront in its response to climate change.


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