The Tasmanian government has announced it has made the transition to 100% renewable electricity.
Guy Barnett, Minister for Energy, issued a statement heralding the milestone achievement for the Australian state:
Every Tasmanian should be proud that our State is the first in Australia and one of only a handful of jurisdictions in the world to achieve this target, delivering on a key Liberal Government commitment from the 2018 election.
We have reached 100 per cent thanks to our commitment to realising Tasmania’s renewable energy potential through our nation-leading energy policies and making Tasmania attractive for industry investment, which in turn is creating jobs across the State, particularly in our regions.
Barnett says the state plans to double its renewable energy generation by 2040, and says the state’s renewable energy projects will help it rebuild its economy post-pandemic.