Renewable Energy


Meridian Energy Australia is dedicated to making a difference by helping to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and minimise both climate risk and toxic pollution by generating renewable energy.

Renewable energy and legislation

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions to counter climate change is now recognised as a global priority.

This is reflected in the Federal Government’s Mandatory Renewable Energy Target. This scheme requires a fixed volume of electricity to be sourced from renewable generation, building to the equivalent of approximately one-fifth of total demand by 2020.

Wind farms enable renewable energy to be delivered for all Australians on a low cost, efficient basis, reducing Australia’s reliance on ageing fossil fuel generation.

Wind farms are pollution free.  Apart from reducing Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions, wind farms result in the avoidance of more toxic forms of pollution (including nitrogen oxide and volatile organic compounds) associated with gas or coal fired power.

For more information visit the Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator webpage:
www.orer.gov.au

For more information on Australia’s renewable energy industry, please visit the Clean Energy Council webpage:
www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au