NSW TAKES TOP SPOT AS RENEWABLE ENERGY SUPERPOWER
NSW has cemented its place as a renewable energy superpower, taking top spot on the
WWF-Australia’s Renewable Superpower Scorecard.
The scorecard, released today, shows NSW outranked the other states and territories as
well as the federal government based on its breadth of policies and the implementation
funds put in place to back them.
Treasurer and Energy Minister Matt Kean said the report was an endorsement of the
State’s nation-leading role in the race to decarbonise.
“We are on track to deliver the trifecta of clean, reliable and affordable power,” Mr Kean
“The work going into our Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap will make NSW a renewable
energy superpower to propel our prosperity for decades to come.
“NSW households and businesses will benefit from cheaper, cleaner, more reliable
The first tender round for generation and storage projects under the Roadmap has
attracted significant industry interest.
Bids for more than 5.5GW of wind and solar generation projects and more than 2.5GW of
long duration storage projects have been received, which is enough to power the
equivalent of 2.4 million homes.
Environment Minister James Griffin said the WWF-Australia scorecard has NSW leading
the way across most categories thanks to a range of new policy commitments.
“NSW was the first state in the nation to commit to net zero by 2050 and make our state
more resilient to the changing climate,” Mr Griffin said.
“Our track record on progressive environmental policies doesn’t stop there.
“We’re the only government in the country that has committed to zero extinctions in
national parks, we have seven world-leading feral predator-free rewilding sites in the
works around the State, we’ve secured more than 600,000 hectares of land to add to the
national parks estate since 2019, and this year strengthened the powers of the NSW
Environment Protection Authority and banned problematic single-use plastics.”
The WWF-Australia Scorecard had Tasmania in second place, followed by Queensland in
To read the full report, visit www.wwf.org.au