Description of city challenge
By 2020, more than 90% of Canberra’s electricity supply will be from large-scale renewables, contributing to a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. Canberra is internationally-recognised centre for renewable energy innovation and investment. We have established Renewable Energy Precinct and Hub in the CBD where innovators in the sector are co-locating and collaborating on addressing the renewable energy opportunities. Our city is ambitious and encourages all entrepreneurs, innovators, scientists, industry and business leaders to work together to identify big problems and find, test and bring to market new solutions that connect the smart city and renewable energy opportunities. We are looking for entrepreneurial teams to come up with innovative ways of addressing climate challenge while contributing to our 100% renewable energy target and ideally leveraging some smart city concepts.