Nature Conservation Council reported: Great news! This week was a big victory for everyone who’s been part of the movement pushing for climate action and clean energy.
This week the NSW Government released a bold plan that will take our state towards the low-carbon economy we need.
The plan will lock in around 60 new solar and wind farms by 2030, more than quadrupling the amount of clean energy in our state. It will also ensure power lines are built to carry solar and wind power from the New England and Central West of the state to Sydney so we can incorporate more clean sources of power into the grid.
This is climate action that will create jobs and bring down power bills. While this plan doesn’t get us to 100% renewable energy, it is a big step in the right direction.
Last season’s Black Summer bushfires showed Australia is on the front line of climate impacts. This plan shows we can find ways through this crisis and even achieve agreement from all sides of politics on practical steps to cut climate pollution.
This crucial progress gives me hope that we can meet the challenges of global warming, and that by working together for climate action we can achieve real results.