Solar panels on the Tastex roof in Hobart …

The Tasmanian Labor Party has pledged to take the state to “120 per cent renewables”, with an energy strategy that aims to lock in lower electricity prices and secure the island’s status as a clean power exporter.

In a statement released on Friday, ahead of the March 3 state election, Labor leader Rebecca White said her party would – if elected – “restore” and capitalise on Tasmania’s renewable energy advantage, with a range of new policy measures and targets.

Chief among these are a target of “more than 120 per cent renewables” within five years, and a “Distributed Energy Target” to boost on-site installations like rooftop solar by more than 80 per cent by 2022 …

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Labor’s energy policy: Labor ready to turn up Tasmania’s energy advantage
Sophie Vorath, REneweconomy