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Australia leads with Renewable Energy

The renewables boom has helped Australia deploy new renewable energy 10 times faster per capita than the global average and four times faster per capita than Europe, China, Japan, or the United States, the analysis found.

Sydney Morning Herald

2 February 2021

by Rob Harris

 

More than two million extra Australian homes were powered by new renewable energy generation last year as wind and solar projects hit record levels, official government data has found, despite the coronavirus-induced economic downturn.

The Clean Energy Regulator estimates a record 7 gigawatts of new renewable capacity was installed throughout Australia in 2020 off the back of record rooftop solar investment, which is 11 percent above the previous record of 6.3 gigawatts installed in the previous year.

The renewables boom has helped Australia deploy new renewable energy 10 times faster per capita than the global average and four times faster per capita than Europe, China, Japan, or the United States, the analysis found.

Data compiled by the regulator found the share of renewables in the National Electricity Market exceeded 30 percent for the first time last year, with a record 53 terawatt-hours generated from renewable projects in 2020.

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