Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania



8 November 2019

Peter Gutwein, Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage

Tasmania Leading the way on Climate Change Action

The 2019 Report Card on the Hodgman majority Liberal Government’s Climate Action 21: Tasmania’s Climate Change Action Plan 2017-2021 has been released.

The Report Card confirms progress against the actions contained in Climate Action 21. Key achievements include:

  • assisting small and medium businesses to reduce their operating costs through resource efficiency initiatives and building industry capacity;
  • providing energy audits to support businesses to improve their energy efficiency, reduce costs and reduce emissions;
  • providing over $500,000 in grant funding for the installation of a statewide public electric vehicle charging network;
  • supporting low income Tasmanian households stay warm, save money, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions;
  • improving efficiency and generating savings through the Smarter Fleets Program; and
  • continuing research to understand risks and identify management options.

The Hodgman majority Liberal Government has committed more than $3 million over the 2017-18 Budget and Forward Estimates period to deliver Climate Action 21.

This is in addition to over $400 million already invested by the Tasmanian Government to support action on climate change and our investment of $30 million for the first stage of Battery of the Nation and $56 million with the Federal Government to move the Marinus Link forward.

The latest data shows Tasmania has the lowest per capita emissions in Australia. We have reduced emissions by 95 per cent from 1990 levels and we are well on track to be 100 per cent self-sufficient in renewables by 2022.

The Report Card 2019 is available at the Department of Premier and Cabinet’s Tasmanian Climate Change Office website: www.climatechange.tas.gov.au.



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