The ACT Government wants to source 200 megawats of power from wind farms in surrounding NSW to power 80,000 Canberra homes by 2020.
It is part of the Government’s target of generating 90 per cent of Canberra’s energy from renewable sources within the next six years.
If all of this wind farm development takes place – it still leaves the ACT reliant on NSW coal fired electricity. That’s the reality.
I note the ACT Chief Minister says there is no room in the ACT for these wind farms. I thought the ACT had plenty of high country that would be windy – what do readers think?