South Australian Government Aims 100% Reliance on Renewables

The South Australian state government has set a goal to be completely reliant on clean energy by 2017.

The government has invited companies to submit proposals to supply all electricity for government sites from low-carbon sources, including wind and solar, after current agreements expire over the next two years. The state government wants to buy 481 gigawatt hours of electricity annually for public sector sites.

“We are determined to make Adelaide a showcase city for low-carbon and clean technologies, to attract investment, drive innovation and create new jobs,” Premier Jay Weatherill said. “This is a massive opportunity to promote SA’s push into the low-carbon economy.”

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