Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Australian Capital Territory: Renewable Energy
That the Senate congratulates the Australian Capital Territory Government for reducing emissions by 40% since 1990, and this month securing 100% of the Territory's power from renewable energy, meaning Australian Parliament House and the offices of Senator Canavan and the Member for Hughes, Mr Craig Kelly, and the Prime Minister's Office, among others, are all running completely on clean energy.
Senator Di Natale's either being misled or being misleading: 93.6 per cent of the ACT's energy generation comes from New South Wales, and the New South Wales grid includes over 70 per cent of coal and gas generation to keep the lights on. New South Wales is carrying the costs of the ACT's virtue. Not all jurisdictions have the luxury of being able to run an extension cord to another state's coal generation.