There has never been a more crucial time to achieve economic growth. Renewables are the future of energy production with our world-class energy resources positioning the Territory for growth in a net-zero emissions world.
Battery storage and hydrogen production are rapidly becoming more commercial through technological innovations, but there is further to go before the Territory can completely transition to large scale renewable energy based long term storage. As we work towards our 2050 target for net-zero emissions, our world-class offshore and onshore gas deposits will play a vital role as a transitional fuel in the journey to renewables.
Our target of net-zero emissions by 2050 aligns with every other state and territory in Australia and many other nations worldwide. Transitioning to renewables helps achieve this target and at the same time enables the Territory to leverage its offshore and onshore gas reserves to grow the gas manufacturing industry. Creation of low-emission advanced manufacturing businesses will transform the Territory's economy across all sectors, creating demand for local jobs and supply opportunities.
The Northern Territory Government has set a 50% renewables energy target by 2030 with an aim of achieving net zero emissions by 2050. The Territory’s journey of transition to renewables is an ambitious and responsible target for future generations.
The Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade is the lead department for economic and industry growth, with a key focus on the Renewables and Energy portfolio through the Office of Sustainable Energy. The office has been tasked with delivering the government’s electricity market reforms and facilitating a reliable, secure and optimal pathway to renewables integration.
Read more about the 2017 Roadmap to Renewables report.
Read more about the Territory’s ambitious target.
Read more about the Territory’s key partners.
Read more about inspiring renewable case studies.