Growth of renewable energy in Australia is growing at a ten times faster per capita rate than the world average. Between 2018 and 2020, the country installed more than 16 gigawatts of solar and wind, which is average rate of 220 watts per person per year. The figures determine the rate is three times faster than that of the next fastest country, Germany. Experts thus elaborate on Australia’s success of adopting fossil-fuel dominated electricity system which induces transition towards renewable power generation and low-carbon. Based on Clean Energy Regulator Tasmania’s 148.5 megawatt (MW), Australia’s renewable energy generation was in accordance to Renewable Energy target of Australia in addition to being ahead of its schedule. The data examined small- and large scale renewable energy generation and highlighted record high rates of installation between 2018 to 2019 which are expected to continue until 2020. The renewable energy generation of Australia is majorly driven by large scale wind farms. Furthermore, the success can be attributed to support received by state government programs which are in favour of renewable electricity growth. Victoria and Queensland has renewable energy targets of 50% until 2030, whereas South Australia is expected to cover 100% by 2025.
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