Territory Trailblazer: How the ACT became the renewable capital of Australia

13.09.16 By and

The ACT might be one of the smallest of Australia’s states and territories – but it punches well above its weight when it comes to renewable energy.

Our latest Territory Trailblazer report profiles the ACT’s leadership on renewable energy, illustrating the positive impact that one small territory can have in a few short years with political will and smart policy design.

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KEY FINDINGS

1. The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is on track to acquire enough large-scale renewable energy to meet its 100% renewable electricity target by 2020.

2. Households in the ACT currently pay the lowest electricity prices in Australia.

3. The ACT’s support for the renewable energy sector during extended federal uncertainty proved critical for Australia’s renewable sector.

4. The ACT is also breaking new
ground in public support for
battery technology.

5. Other Australian states and
cities can learn from the ACT’s
example.

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