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The City of Sydney Now Runs on 100% Renewable Energy



In the last few years, we have observed a revolution in the global environmental agenda that has continuously prompted administrations to take on initiatives to respond to the environmental challenges we are facing. Sydney is among leading the cities now that are resolutely taking the path towards utilizing clean energy.

A hundred percent of its famous central part is operating on 100% of energy sourced from wind, and solar farms in New South Wales. Thus, its street lights, sports facilities, building, entertainment centers, depots and not to mention the Sydney Town Hall are now using 100 per cent renewable energy.

Through this initiative, the city was able to achieve the astounding record of carbon dioxide emission reduction of 20,000 tonnes , or about A$ 500,000 per year and is looking at reaching its target of 70% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2024.

Such move is seen beneficial not only for the environment but also for the economy as it generates more jobs, especially for those who loss their of jobs because of the Covid 19 pandemic. There are three generators from which this amazing project is sourcing out energy: Bomen Solar Farm in Wagga Wagga; Shoalhaven Solar Farm in Nowra; and Sapphire Wind Farm, located near Inverell.

Sydney’s Lord Mayor Clover Moore, herself, underscored the urgency of this transition towards using green power in coping with the recent global climate emergency. She said that since the cities are the main contributors of the carbon dioxide deposits in our ozone layer (about 70%), it is important that they should lead this crusade towards promoting green energy use. Only then, according to her, will there truly be significant impact in rehabilitating the environment.

Sydney now takes pride in using wind energy for 75% of its power needs while solar energy takes care of the rest.

The City of Sydney Now Runs on 100% Renewable Energy  The City of Sydney Now Runs on 100% Renewable Energy Reviewed by Tim on July 17, 2020 Rating: 5

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