Tackling Climate Change
By increasing the proportion of electricity generated from renewable sources, the Murra Warra Wind Farm will help tackle climate change objectives set by Federal and State Government.
The Federal Government set a national goal of achieving 33GWh of electricity to be produced annually by renewable sources by 2020 (The Renewable Energy Target or RET).
To help combat greenhouse gas emissions, the Victorian Government in June 2016, announced new state renewable energy targets – 25% of electricity need met from renewable sources and 40% by 2020. To achieve this target, the government estimate that 5400MW of new renewable energy capacity will be needed.
A project the size of Murra Warra Wind Farm could reduce over 1.7 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions each year and generate enough clean electricity to power 420,000 Victorian homes annually.
If you would like to find out more about how these benefits were calculated, see section 3.11 p31 of the Essential Economics Report