Port of Brisbane: Here for the Future
Ports across the country are moving towards renewable energy. As technology advances, cheaper renewable energy options become available. With advancements in solar panels the Port of Brisbane has been able to begin a first phase of panel installation across the Port precinct.
In the Port of Brisbane’s 2018 Master Plan projection for development over the next 30 years, they outline many short-term and ongoing goals for renewable energy. Their framework for environmental management includes proposed short-term action to research and implement renewable energy technology throughout port land.
Within a year, the Port has installed panels on their own sites and has partnered with Port tenants to assist them in installing their own solar panels. The precinct now has 182 kilowatts of solar panels which produce, on average, 1,269kWh of energy per day.
Port of Brisbane’s action towards alternative energy sources displays the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals:
7 – Affordable and Clean Energy
12 – Responsible Consumption and Production
13 – Climate Action
Our Future Goals:
Implement and promote transition to alternative and affordable clean energy sources (e.g. solar and biofuels).