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Source: Greenpeace –

SYDNEY, Nov 9 2020 – Greenpeace welcomes the announcement of the New South Wales Government’s plan to help deliver regional jobs and more cheap and reliable renewable energy through the Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap.

“This plan will help make New South Wales a renewable energy superpower, deliver jobs for regional communities and provide more cheap and reliable renewable energy for homes and businesses,” Greenpeace Australia Pacific Head of Research and Investigations, Dr Nikola Casule said.

“More clean energy will see NSW power prices fall with the average household saving $130 a year and more than $400 for small businesses.

“The Roadmap will help turbocharge the economic recovery from Covid-19, it will draw $32 billion of private investment and create more than 6000 construction jobs and almost 3000 ongoing jobs, mostly in regional NSW.

“The transition to clean and reliable renewable energy is inevitable and with the right support, we can upgrade our electricity systems even faster to keep warming close to 1.5 degrees.”

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