The Australian capital territory (ACT), Canberra, will become the first city outside of Europe in October, with a population greater than 100,000 people, to meet the goal of 100% of its electricity needs from renewable energy sources, and just the eighth globally.
To reach the 100% target, the ACT contracted to purchase electricity from five wind farms and three solar farms, with a combined capacity of 640MW.
The other seven cities are as the following :
1- Rhein-Hunsruck, Germany, 2012, population:100,000
2- Mecklenburg Vorpommen, Germany, 2013, population:1,600,000
3- Extremadura, Spain, 2013, population: 1.100.000
4-Burgenland, Austria, 2013,population: 300,000
5- Carinthia, Austria, 2013, population 600.000
6- Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, 2015, population:2,900,000
7- Lower Austria, Austria, 2015, 1,600,000.
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Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Date: Sep 19, 2019 @ 09:20
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