The City of Sydney has raised the bar on its renewable energy and climate targets, with the release of a new five-year plan that targets 50 per cent renewable electricity by 2030 and net zero emissions by 2050. Released on Tuesday, the Environmental Action 2016–2021 plan builds on the City’s already ambitious long-term program – including a 70 per cent emissions reduction target by 2030 – taking into account advances in renewables technology and the global climate commitments made in Paris last December. According to reports, to meet the new targets, the City is considering replicating a City of Melbourne scheme under which the council, businesses and residents group together to sponsor large-scale renewable energy projects.
Renew Economy 28th June 2016 read more »
New South Wales’ Sydney Markets will soon boast the largest purpose-built solar car park in Australia, with local group Autonomous Energy set to add another 630kW of solar shading at the Flemington site, bringing the market’s total PV capacity to 911kW. The third round of PV panels will be installed by Autonomous on the top floor of a new multi-storey carpark which is currently under construction at the market, which is well known for selling fruit and vegetables and flowers.
One Step Off the Grid 27th June 2016 read more »