Travelers heading to Australia in the future may be interested to learn that central Sydney is now powered using 100% renewable electricity, generated from wind and solar farms in regional New South Wales. A new green electricity deal is seeing all of the operations in the City of Sydney, which is the central borough of the Sydney metropolitan area, operating on renewable electricity from locally-sourced clean energy.
This includes street lights, pools, sports fields, depots, buildings and the historic Sydney Town Hall. The initiative is projected to reduce C02 emissions by around 20,000 tonnes per year, which is equivalent to the power consumption of more than 6000 households.