Renewable energy

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Renewable energy is energy collected from resources that replenish naturally within a short timeframe. These include wind, sunlight, rain, tides and geothermal heat.

Renewable energy can be used for electricity generation, air and water heating and cooling, and transportation.

As people look for more sustainable ways to generate power, the renewable energy market is growing. Technology such as wind and solar energy is advancing quickly and it's now cheaper to build large-scale wind and solar farms than thermal power stations.

Jim’s Plain and Robbins Island will contribute to the realisation of Tasmania’s 200% renewable energy target and is aligned with the Government’s renewable energy action plan vision and priorities.

Tasmania has opportunities to export electricity generated by renewable energy sources, supporting the National Electricity Market's transition to a low-carbon emissions system.