Renewable Energy Plan – Research Impacts
In 2010 Beyond Zero Emissions burst onto the scene with our debut report – the Stationary Energy Plan – showing how Australia could be repowered with renewables. Before then, no-one was talking about how to make the complete transition to 100% clean energy.
Our work changed the national conversation around what was possible for renewable energy, and inspired a flood of new research, including:
- Elliston, Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets (CEEM), UNSW (2011)
- AEMO (2013)
- ClimateWorks Pathways to Deep Decarbonisation in 2050 (2014)
- CSIRO (2016)
- Homegrown Power Plan (2016)
- Blakers, ANU (2017)
- IEA (2017)
- Repower Australia Plan (2018)
Further, most Australian states and territories have set renewable energy and zero emission targets and are well on their way.
- ACT – 100% renewable electricity by 2020
- South Australia – projected to produce 73% of energy from renewables by 2021
- Victoria – 40% renewable electricity by 2025
- New South Wales – 20% renewable electricity by 2020
- Queensland – 50% renewable electricity by 2030
- Tasmania – 90% of energy is already from renewable sources
- Northern Territory – 50% renewable electricity by 2030
Our Energy Plan proved that we can achieve even more ambitious goals, and repower our entire grid with clean renewable energy within 10 years. It also received widespread support.
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