The Federal Government yesterday decided to maintain the Renewable Energy Target to ensure at least 20 per cent of Australia’s electricity comes from sources such as solar and wind power by 2020.
The decision was part of the Australian Government response to the Climate Change Authority’s Renewable Energy Target Review Final Report.
“Arguments to reduce or cap renewable energy at 20 per cent of generation in 2020 ignore the need to reduce the emissions-intensity of Australia’s electricity sector so that we remain competitive as the world moves to clean energy,” read part of a statement from Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Greg Combet’s office.
Grassroots renewables group 100 per cent Renewable welcomed the government’s announcement to accept many of the findings of the Climate Change Authority’s Renewable Energy Review, and called on the Coalition to follow suit.
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