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Sun, soil, wind and waste

The City of Sydney has developed a new plan that shows how it is possible to shed our reliance on coal-fired power and make the switch to 100 per cent renewable energy.

The Renewable Energy Master Plan is the most detailed technical, financial and economic assessment of renewable energy opportunities ever done for Sydney.

It shows how meeting the city’s electricity, heating and cooling demands from renewable sources, such as solar, wind and energy from waste, can reduce carbon emissions.

At our City Conversation, renewable energy experts explained what steps we can take to move towards 100 per cent renewable energy for Sydney. This was followed by a lively panel discussion.

We also played two really interesting videos about renewable energy. The first demonstrates the City's blueprint for providing 30% of the city's electricity demand from renewable electricity.

The second video is the behind-the-scenes story of Rainbarrow Farm Anaerobic Digester Plant - the UK's first commercial biomethane-to-grid plant.

Last updated: Saturday, 30 November 2013