- August 2023 update of data and figures.
The objectives of the energy transition in Australia are integrated with the federal government's commitment to climate neutrality in 2050 via an interim greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target of 43% by 2030 (based on 2005 levels).
In addition, various state governments have introduced more ambitious GHG and renewable energy targets.
|Victoria||GHG emissions reduction target of 28-33% by 2025 (legislated), 50% (legislated) by 2030, 75-80% by 2035 (legislated), and net-zero by 2045 (legislated)|
|Renewable energy target of 40% by 2025, 50% (legislated) / 65% (pledged) by 2030, and 95% by 2035 (pledged)|
|Energy storage target of 2.6 GW by 2030 (pledged), and 6.3 GW by 2035 (pledged)|
|New South Wales||GHG emissions reduction target of 50% by 2030 (legislated), 70% by 2035 (pledged)|
|Additional renewable energy capacity of 12 GW of generation and 2 GW of long duration storage by 2030 (in renewable energy zones)|
|Queensland||GHG emissions reduction target of 30% by 2030 (legislated)|
|Renewable energy target of 50% by 2030 (legislated), 70% by 2032 (legislated), 80% by 2035 (legislated)|
|South Australia||GHG emissions reduction target of 50% by 2030 (legislated)|
|Renewable energy target of 100% by 2030 (legislated)|
|Tasmania||GHG emissions reduction target of net-zero by 2030 (legislated)|
|Western Australia||Government agency GHG emissions reduction target of 80% by 2030 (based on 2020 levels) (committed)|
Targets in non-electricity energy sectors (e.g. transport, industry, etc.) are not currently legislated. However, to reach economy-wide emission reduction targets significant changes to Australia's energy infrastructure and processes are still required.
This information is aimed at monitoring the progress of Australia's energy transition and providing the background to production and consumption of energy in Australia.