From November 2020 Tasmania has entirely powered by renewable energy. The announcement comes from government. It was officially possible with the ignition of the 29 wind turbine in the port of Granville: the wind together with the contribution of hydroelectric power that has led Tasmania in its personal energy transition.
Guy Barnett, Energy Minister, said: "Every Tasmanian should be proud that our state is the first in Australia and one of the few jurisdictions in the world to achieve this by maintaining a key commitment of the 2018 elections.
We have reached 100% making Tasmania attractive for sector investment, and thus creating jobs across the country. There has never been a more important time than this to manage the transition to green energy. COVID-19 has brought unprecedented challenges for Australian families and industries.
By harnessing Tasmania's immense potential, renewable energy can grow our economy, attract investment, create jobs and support Australia's transition to a clean supply." Over time, the installations have grown and as of 2019, about 90% of the island's energy came from dams.
Wind has covered the rest. In reality, the green quota reached in 2018 had prompted the government to set a target of 100% renewable but exceeding caution. The Tasmanian government hopes to reach 200% renewables by 2040. And through the new Marinus Link and Battery of the Nation projects, the surplus will reach Australia's national electricity market.
City of London green from 2030!
Boris Johnson said: "We thought we would have an easier year, but not even the Coronavirus can stop our commitment and our battle against climate change. With this 10-point plan, we will become the leading country to the world for wind power, we will reduce emissions in the UK to zero by 2050 and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs."
Wind energy quadrupled to 40 gigawatts capacity by 2030, thus supplying it to every home on British soil, creating 60,000 jobs. Then there is hydrogen, which will play a central role: the goal is to reach 5 gigawatts of production capacity by 2030, the date by which the government aims to power the heating of an entire British city with this technology.
Stop the sale of petrol or diesel cars from 2030, with the target of zero carbon monoxide from the mufflers within the following five years: from 2030 purchases only of electric or hybrid cars will be allowed, and therefore will be destined 1, 3 billion pounds for the installation of new charging stations throughout the country, as well as incentives to scrap the old car and take a new generation one up to 582 million.
Among other things, an important technological development is expected for the capture and storage of CO2 in the atmosphere. An estimated 250,000 new total jobs between now and 2030, especially, said Johnson, in the decadent industrial areas of central and northern England, those which happened to be decisive in the electoral triumph of last December by the premier.
In addition, a stop to the sale of petrol or diesel cars from 2030 throughout the United Kingdom. And all this project, in addition to the aforementioned zero emissions by 2050, will begin in 2021.