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Sydney gets international recognition for renewable energy plan

Solar on the roof of Sydney Town Hall.

The City of Sydney’s Renewable Energy Master Plan has won the European Solar Prize 2014 award for excellence and innovation.

The award from not-for-profit organisation EUROSOLAR recognises outstanding commitment and contributions to the renewable energy sector.

“Our Renewable Energy Master Plan will help us transform Sydney into a city run entirely on renewable energy by 2030,” Lord Mayor Clover Moore said.

“The City is Australia’s first carbon-neutral government with ambitious targets to reduce emissions by 70 per cent by 2030. We are delighted that our renewable energy master plan has received this prestigious recognition on a global scale.”

The City’s renewable energy master plan was nominated by renewable expert and president of EUROSOLAR Peter Droege.

“The City of Sydney’s renewable energy master plan demonstrates civic vision, technological leadership and political courage,” Mr Droege said.

“The plan demonstrates a commitment to a fully renewable energy based community and is a stellar model for other communities around the world to aspire to.”

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