A new Climate Council report has found despite 27 per cent of West Australian households having solar panels installed, the state is lagging far behind the rest of the country in its renewable energy generation.
- WA performs poorly on renewable energy scorecard, despite big solar uptake
- It is the only state or territory yet to commit to a renewable energy target
- Climate Council says WA’s inaction could be dangerous for the state
The report, first released in 2014, rates how states and territories are tracking in their transitions to renewable energy sources, with WA found to have fallen far behind.
The Climate Council’s Greg Bourne, a former president of BP Australasia, said the latest report found WA generated just 7.5 per cent of its energy from renewable sources in 2017.
“The ACT, Tasmania, South Australia are well ahead of the pack,” Mr Bourne said.
“Queensland is somewhere in the middle but West Australia — unfortunately I’m a West Australian — is right at the back of the pack.”