Tasmania wind farm delivers Australia renewable s target. But what’s next?

The Clean Energy Regulator has declared Australia’s 2020 renewable energy target to be officially met, after the Cattle Hill wind project in Tasmania took the total amount of committed wind, solar and other renewable projects to more than 6,400MW.

That’s the capacity that the CER estimates is required to meet the 2020 target of 33,000GWh of “new” renewables, a number that was originally 45,000GWh before a carving out of rooftop solar took it to 41,000GWh, and then a dramatic reduction under the Abbott government saw the large scale number cut to 33,000GWh.