When it comes to energy in Australia your first thoughts are likely to be about coal and exporting coal. Despite the amble sun hitting the country, Australia has been slow on adopting renewable energy. Except for the island of Tasmania.
The rather large island has completed the push for energy self reliance by completing a wind farm. Now people on the island have limitless power thanks to a mixture of renewable resources. With luck the conversation about energy in the country will change following the success of Tasmania.
â€œWe have reached 100 per cent thanks to our commitment to realising Tasmaniaâ€™s renewable energy potential through our nation-leading energy policies and making Tasmania attractive for industry investment, which in turn is creating jobs across the State, particularly in our regions,â€ Barnett said.
Tasmania has long had one of the greenest supplies of electricity in Australia, with the stateâ€™s significant hydroelectricity resources supplying the bulk of the stateâ€™s power. Tasmaniaâ€™s history with hydroelectricity dates back to 1895, with the Duck Reach power plant in Launceston becoming the first publicly owned hydroelectric power station in the southern hemisphere.