RENEWABLE ENERGY BY STATE
In the continued absence of federal energy policy, the states and territories took the lead in 2020, introducing a range of ambitious policies to accelerate Australia’s renewable energy transition.
Tasmania continues to be Australia’s renewable energy leader, with the state producing more renewable energy than it consumed in 2020. The Tasmanian Government’s target of 200 per cent renewable energy by 2040 means that the state is now looking to become a major clean energy exporter.
South Australia again made significant progress towards its target of 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030, sourcing just short of 60 per cent of its total electricity generation from clean energy in 2020.
After lagging behind many of its state and territory counterparts on renewable energy policy in recent years, New South Wales vaulted into the lead in 2020 after releasing its Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap that will deliver 12 GW of new transmission capacity and attract up to $32 billion in private investment.