South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales all differ in their approaches to increase their renewable energy production. The three states currently have very different energy mixes, with both Victoria and New South Wales having a strong dependency on coal. Through early investment South Australia has positioned itself as a renewable energy leader with a particular focus on wind power. In contrast to this Victoria and New South Wales have only recently begun their shift to a more sustainable energy supply. However, despite their differences, the three states all share the same long-term target: net zero emissions by 2050. It will be interesting to observe how each state’s energy sector evolves into the future. Hopefully with the support of each other, and the federal government, the long-term targets are able to be achieved.
To read the full South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales report as part of our Research Series, please download the PDF below.