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17 Marzo 2020

Australia

NSW TO LEAD THE COUNTRY IN REACHING NET ZERO EMISSIONS BY 2050

NSW will attract $11.6 billion of private investment and create 2400 new jobs under the Berejiklian government's ambitious 10-year plan to reach net zero emissions by 2050.The plan, the first of its kind in Australia, will drive about two-thirds of the investment to regional and rural NSW and is expected to save households $40 a year on electricity bills.It will be "the foundation for the state's action on climate change" and will also deliver a 35 per cent emissions reduction from 2005 levels by 2030.NSW Energy Minister Matt Kean said NSW would lead Australia with its Net Zero Plan.“Where there are technologies that can reduce both our emissions and costs for households and businesses, we want to roll them out across the state," he said."Where these technologies are not yet commercial, we want to invest in their development so they will be available in the decades to come."As part of the plan, there will be a $450 million Emissions Intensity Reduction Program to support businesses transition their plant, equipment and processes to low emission alternatives.The state's first renewable energy zone in Dubbo will be fast-tracked and "conveniently located" electric vehicle charging stations will be rolled out across the state.As part of its investment in the next wave of emissions reduction innovation, the government will establish a hydrogen program with an aspirational target of up to 10 per cent of hydrogen in the gas network by 2030.NSW government will also "lead by example" with its purchasing policy, using measures such as buying electricity from sources of generations with low emissions and offering government rooftops and other spaces for third parties to install solar panel systems.The government spends about $400 million each year on electricity and runs 13,000 passenger vehicles for public sector staff.It will more than double its solar target from 55,000 to 126,00 megawatt hours by 2024 and increase its target for electric or hybrid passenger vehicles to 30 per cent by 2023.It will replace Sydney's bus fleet with electric buses and roll out a fleet of hybrid electric passenger trains from 2023 for regional lines. (ICE SYDNEY)


Fonte notizia: The Sydney Morning Herald