As the summers become hotter, 2017 has seen energy prices rise to an all-time high as Australia slowly moves away from reliance on fossil fuels and towards green energy. Though this goal is positive, it’s hard not to feel conflicted in the short term as the cost of living soars and paying the bills becomes a problem for families and small businesses.
The Next Generation proposed Energy from Waste facility is an important part of providing a reliable and secure contribution in meeting Western Sydney’s energy demands. Feeding directly into the NSW grid enough electricity to power 100,000 homes, this places a significant downward pressure on power prices.
The NSW Renewable Energy Action Plan aims to support the national goal of 20% renewable energy by 2020. As we edge closer to this date we are starting to feel the effects more directly with increased prices and power shortages.
For the times when there’s little sun or wind, there will still be waste. The Next Generation Energy from Waste facility will assist in delivering the clean energy target by providing a constant source of green energy to support solar and wind efforts. It’s a form of green energy you can rely on.
The construction and ongoing operation of the facility will present new job opportunities and income streams for many Western Sydney families, with the creation of around 500 construction jobs and a further 55 jobs for ongoing operation of the plant.
to fit in
Unlike coal fired power stations which scar and mark the landscape, The Next Generation facility is designed to fit in. The proposed facility will be developed to respond to the area’s natural landscape and to the nearby public and parkland areas.
We’re providing a way to better manage Sydney’s growing waste, and in doing so, we’re able to minimise the need for any additional landfill sites in the metropolitan Sydney area for up to 30 years.
And when the land has not been filled with slowly decaying waste, it opens up a range of opportunities to make better use of the land.