As one of the sunniest and windiest places in the world, WA can lead the transition to a clean energy powered future. This is why the Greens are the only party providing a genuine solution by showing a credible pathway to 100% renewable power on the WA South West grid.
This is why the Greens are the only party providing a genuine solution by showing a credible pathway to 100% renewable power
The Greens (WA) Energy 2030 Plan will:
- Introduce a target of 100% renewable energy by 2030 and increase our energy efficiency by at least one third
- Establish a new government authority called Renew Western Australia to drive the transition, responsible for planning and leveraging $500 million of investment into construction of new energy generation over the next four years in WA
- Support workers as we transition away from fossil fuels through a $100m Clean Energy Transition Fund to ensure coal workers and communities are not left behind, with $6.6m each year for direct training and reskilling programs and investment for new businesses
- Introduce a staged Phase out Plan based on new emissions and pollution intensity standards, to enable the orderly and stable closure of our dirtiest coal and gas-fired power stations, and a fair transition for all.
Clean energy jobs
Energy 2030 is a jobs rich plan.Energy 2030 is a jobs rich plan The move to 100% renewable power creates
- 151,000 – 156,000 jobs to 2030, or about 12,000 new jobs each year. This includes:
- 79,000-87,000 jobs in construction and installation;
- 6000-8000 jobs in operations and maintenance;
- 49,000-55,000 jobs in manufacturing.
Our plan proposes a $100m Clean Energy Transition Fund to ensure coal workers and communities are not left behind, with $7.5m each year for direct training and re-skilling programs, investment for new businesses, and to assist new industries move to affected areas.
The Greens are also committed to working with the Collie community to help develop a transition plan, and build on our work and outreach in 2013 which identified Collie as a future renewable energy zone in WA.
The Greens targeted, five-year support package to drive down costs and put battery storage in reach of every WA household and business. The Greens propose:
- Individuals would get up to half the cost of their storage system covered. The funding would be available via a 50% refundable tax credit. A grant scheme would also be available for those on low incomes. Up to 120,000 household systems could be supported over 5 years.
- Businesses investing in battery storage will be supported by allowing battery storage assets to be depreciated for tax purposes over an accelerated period of 3 years (rather than 15). Up to 3000 WA businesses could be supported.
Cheaper than business as usual
- Energy 2030 modelled two different scenarios for the South West Interconnected System (SWIS) and showed it is not only technically possible to achieve a 100% renewably-powered grid but the overall cost would be cheaper than business as usual.