Wind to power Sydney roads

28 August 2020

We’re another step closer to halving our greenhouse gas reduction target by 2030.

From 2021, many of our Sydney roads will be powered by renewable energy from wind generation saving 89,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions being released into the atmosphere each year. That’s the equivalent of powering nearly 20,000 Australian homes every year with wind power.

The Sapphire and Bango wind farms in regional NSW will provide 80% of the energy needed to power the Eastern Distributor, Cross City Tunnel, Hills M2, Lane Cove Tunnel, the M4 East (including the New M4 Tunnel WestConnex M4s) and both the existing M5 East Motorway and the recently opened WestConnex M8.

Transurban has thrown its support behind clean energy by entering into Power Purchase Agreements with renewable energy developers in Queensland and New South Wales.

Our move to renewable energy is just one way we're taking action to reduce our impact on the environment.

 

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Source:  Transurban - www.transurban.com

Date of Original:  11 August 2020

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