NSW takes top spot as Renewable Energy Superpower

Published on 05 December 2022

NSW has cemented its place as a renewable energy superpower, taking top spot on the WWF-Australia’s Renewable Superpower Scorecard.

The scorecard, released today, shows NSW outranked the other states and territories as well as the federal government based on its breadth of policies and the implementation funds put in place to back them.

Treasurer and Energy Minister Matt Kean said the report was an endorsement of the State’s nation-leading role in the race to decarbonise.

“We are on track to deliver the trifecta of clean, reliable and affordable power,” Mr Kean said.

“The work going into our Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap will make NSW a renewable energy superpower to propel our prosperity for decades to come.

“NSW households and businesses will benefit from cheaper, cleaner, more reliable electricity.”

The first tender round for generation and storage projects under the Roadmap has attracted significant industry interest.

Bids for more than 5.5GW of wind and solar generation projects and more than 2.5GW of long-duration storage projects have been received, which is enough to power the equivalent of 2.4 million homes.

The WWF-Australia scorecard recognition of NSW leading the way in Australia reflected the policy leadership of the NSW Government.

“I am proud to be a member of the best performing Government in Australia on renewables, which backs in our commitment to net zero and our steps to becoming a clean energy superpower."

“We led Australia as the first state to commit to an emissions reduction target of net zero by 2050, and we are expediting transmission and energy storage projects, along with a $3 billion investment in green hydrogen, to meet our commitments.” 

The WWF-Australia Scorecard had Tasmania in second place, followed by Queensland in third.

To read the full report, visit www.wwf.org.au

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