Tasmania declares itself 100 per cent powered by renewable electricity | RenewEconomy

The Tasmania government has declared that it has become the first Australian state, and one of just a handful of jurisdictions worldwide, to be powered entirely by renewable electricity. In a statement released on Friday, Tasmanian energy minister Guy Barnett said that state had effectively become entirely self-sufficient for supplies of renewable electricity, supplied by the state’s wind and hydroelectricity projects.

Tasmania declares itself 100 per cent powered by renewable electricity | RenewEconomy