SA and ACT top renewables report card

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The report Game On: Australia’s Renewable Energy Race Heats Up grades the states on their renewable energy policy settings

A new Climate Council report card on the renewable energy progress of Australia's states and territories finds South Australia and the ACT are topping the class.

NSW received the worst grade due to its low and falling percentage of renewable energy, no renewable energy target and low levels of rooftop solar.

The report Game On: Australia's Renewable Energy Race Heats Up grades the states on their renewable energy policy settings and performance across a range of indicators, including rooftop solar penetration, large-scale capacity per capita and percentage of renewable electricity.

It found that all states, except Victoria and NSW, have increased the proportion of renewable energy in their electricity supply since the Climate Council's last state update in 2014.

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