|19 January 2017|

Australia

A new solar plant will power Melbourne’s tram network by the end of next year, accoring to an announcement today by the Victorian state government.

The large scale plant is being built in Victoria and about 35MW of the new solar farms will be linked to Melbourne’s tram network

Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan: “We’ve got the biggest tram network in the world and we’re powering it with renewables and creating local jobs.”

This will result in a reduction of more than 80,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions every year.

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio added: “We’re positioning Victoria as a leader in climate change, by reducing emissions and adapting to the impacts.”

It is an initiative which will help Victoria to meet its target of net-zero emissions by 2050.