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The City of Sydney, Australia Now Runs On 100% Renewable Energy

Posted by on July 16, 2020 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments

By Anthony McLennan | Truth TheoryWaking Times

As of this month, the central City of Sydney is being powered exclusively by renewable energy sources.


The City of Sydney is one of Sydney’s central neighborhoods. It incorporates the central business district as well as several residential areas and about a quarter of a million people live there.

The power is being generated by wind and solar farms in New South Wales.

Private residences are not included but council buildings, street lights, swimming pools, and even the Sydney Town Hall will now all run off renewable sources. The value of this green energy deal is estimated to be worth over €37m.

Carbon emissions are expected to drop by around 20,000 tonnes per annum as a result.

“Cities are responsible for 70 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, so it is critical that we take effective and evidence-based climate actions,” said Clover Moore, the Sydney Lord Mayor.

Creating News Jobs Through Renewable Energy

In a time of great job uncertainty during the coronavirus crisis, the good news is that increased reliance on renewable energy sources can also help create employment.

Moore says that the move will provide a boost for regional jobs in wind and solar farms in the Shoalhaven, Glen Innes, and Wagga Wagga areas.

Three-quarters of the City of Sydney’s power will come from wind power with the remaining quarter being generated by solar.

The mayor also claimed that the initiative will save half a million Australian dollars for rate-payers each year over the next decade

Sydney was certified as a carbon-neutral city in 2011 and has been targeting a 70 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2030.

Shoalhaven Solar Farm, a non-profit community scheme, is one of the power contributors. They are also expected to start generating additional electricity which will be used to subsidize local homes.

About the Author

Anthony McLennan is an experienced journalist who has written for some of South Africa’s biggest publications. Also, a photographer, soccer coach, dog-lover and surfer, enjoy spending time outdoors in beautiful Cape Town. He believes that a new approach is needed to sustain our planet and that it is important to put this message out.

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