Media release

Australian Wind Power Crucial to 100% Renewables Future in 2050

The Australian Wind Alliance has issued a statement following the release of the latest report by the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA), calling for the need for a more ambitious and stable environment for wind power in Australia.

Entitled Wind Energy 2050: On the Shape of Near 100% Renewable Energy Grid, the report sees a 40% wind power share as a long-term long-term global goal, achievable even based on today’s available technologies.

Published on 9 November 2015 in Bonn by The Technical Committee of the WWEA, the report looks at the year 2050, and demonstrates the potential for wind power to achieve high percentages of total grid supply when near 100% renewable energy grids will be established.

“We have a Renewable Energy Target in place but projects aren’t proceeding. The big three retailers need to play their part and start contracting new wind energy projects to kick off investment and jobs,” said National Coordinator Andrew Bray.

“Australia has world class wind resources that can underpin a clean and reliable wind energy sector in years to come.”

The full version of the report Wind Energy 2050: On the Shape of Near 100% Renewable Energy Grid can be downloaded from the WWEA website:

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