Powering Progress: States Renewable Energy Race

16.10.18 By , and

The renewable energy boom is accelerating in Australia, and across the world. State and territory governments are leading Australia’s electricity transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy and storage.

Powering Progress: States Renewable Energy Race rates states and territories based on their performance across a range of metrics. These include each state’s percentage of renewable electricity, the proportion of households with solar and policies that support renewable energy.


Tasmania, ACT and SA are equal winners of this year’s renewables race. WA and the NT are lagging at the back of the pack.

States and territories continue to lead the way on renewable energy in the ongoing absence of credible national climate policy.

Queensland has more renewable energy projects under construction than any other state.

More solar PV capacity was added around the world than coal, gas and nuclear combined.

Climate Council States Renewable Energy Report cover

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