Australia’s first clean energy index was released today. The Australian Renewable Energy Index, produced by market analysts Green Energy Markets and advocacy group GetUp, indicates the country is making strong progress on harnessing sustainable power.

Between July 2016 and June 2017 the report reveals that ‘Australia produced enough renewable energy to power 7.1 million homes, or 70% of all households in the country’ among its headline statistics, which led to the avoidance of ‘an amount of carbon pollution equal to removing 8.1 million cars from the road’ during the same period.

Hydro, wind and rooftop solar are the three biggest sources of clean power.

The first index, which covered the 206-2017 financial year, will now be produced monthly.