TASMANIAN INDUSTRIES

Renewable Energy

Tasmania is among the top 5 places in the world for renewable energy.

The minerals and manufacturing sectors care where our energy comes from.

Smarter

Tasmania has quietly led the way on renewables but as the world needs more clean energy we can show them new ways to keep lowering their carbon footprint as we do the same for ourselves.

Cleaner

Tasmania is already powered by 100% renewable electricity -now we’re setting our sights to 200%! If Tassie was a country, we’d be in the Top 5 for renewables in the world!

Diverse

From environmental scientists to engineers there are all sorts of roles needed for all sorts of Tasmanians.

Powering a lower carbon footprint.

Wind Turbines. Power Plant With Wind Turbine, Clean Energy Gener

Wind Power

Wind turbines do not release emissions that can pollute the air or water (with rare exceptions), and they do not require water for cooling. Wind turbines may also reduce the amount of electricity generation from fossil fuels, which results in lower total air pollution and carbon dioxide emissions.

Strathgordon Hydroelectic Dam In South West Tasmania

Hydro Power

Taking the ‘potential’ and ‘kinetic’ energy in water to turn it in to electricity through the use of dams in natural waterways. By releasing water from the dam it passes through a turbine to create the energy through a generator. Tasmania produces about 9000 gigawatt hours of clean electricity from hydropower – enough to power about 900,000 Australian homes and small businesses.

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Green Hydrogen

Green hydrogen is hydrogen that is produced using renewable energy through electrolysis. … If the electricity needed for electrolysis is generated from renewable sources such as solar or wind, the production of hydrogen in this way emits no greenhouse gasses. It can be used for transport and 

Green hydrogen projects are being planned in Tasmania. The fuel can be used for electric cars and trucks, container ships and even steel refineries by replacing gas and coal. 

Hydro goes greener

Tasmania is the largest provider of renewable energy in Australia. But as energy needs continue to grow so does our smarter thinking. How can we achieve more with less impact? Pumped Hydro is one possibility.

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Wombat Musselroe Bay Hydro and UTAS
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Protecting wildlife

Concerned with the rising numbers of wombats suffering from sarcoptic mange at Musselroe Wind Farm, Hydro are helping the University of Tasmania to conduct important field research to treat and protect wombats from reinfection.

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Energy Myths

Myth I

Wind and solar don’t help when it’s not sunny or windy.

Fact

Wind and solar are still much lower emitters – with battery storage or as part of pumped hydro, they’re valuable all the time.

Myth II

Tasmania is way behind on clean energy

Fact

Australia may be lagging, but Tasmania has already reached 100% renewable electricity, but we can do more by chasing 200% renewable.

Myth III

Tassie’s too small to make a positive difference

Fact

Have you ever had a bull ant bite? Small can make a big impact – we have the ability to be global leaders.

Myth IV

You could freeze in an electric vehicle if it ran out of battery in a snow storm. 

Fact

You could also freeze in a petrol vehicle if it ran out of fuel in a snow storm. 

We stand for cleaner and smarter.