The Victorian state government is fighting back against Tony Abbott’s move to reduce the uptake of wind energy in Australia, announcing recently that it plans to to build 50 new turbines worth $200M.
The Victorian government has also announced a renewable energy target of at least 20% within the next 5 years.
The Victorian government isn’t the only one sending a strong message on renewable energy, with the ACT Labor government aiming for 100% of its energy produced from renewable energy by 2025. The ACT target was already set at 90% by 2020, but decided to set an example and commit to 100%.
Tasmania is already virtually 100%, South Australia is on track to reach its 50% target prior to 2025, and Queensland also has a 50% target.
In comparison, the federal labor target is 50% of renewable’s by 2030, and the Coalitions target is for 23.5% by 2020.