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Newcastle Port to use 100% renewable energy by 2021

Newcastle Port to use 100% renewable energy by 2021

Newcastle's Australian trade gateway transitions to 100 % renewable energy by 2021 and aims to turn all its vehicles into electricity by 2023.

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The port has joined six other Hunter organizations that will promote and accelerate local adoption of Sustainable Development Goals ( SDGs) by the United Nations ( UN).

Members of the group include the Newcastle Port, Newcastle City, Compass Housing Services, Hunter Water, Kumalie, Port Waratah Coal Services and Newcastle University.

“The UN’s 17 SDGs form the blueprint for a better and more sustainable future for all by addressing the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice,” Port of Newcastle’s Environment, Planning and Sustainability Manager, Jackie Spiteri, stated.

“Minimising our environmental footprint, diversifying trade and creating a more resilient economy requires a determined, long-term effort, with co-operation between the port and its stakeholders,” Spiteri added.

Spiteri said a STEM scholarship program for Aboriginal students, currently being established through a collaboration with the University of Newcastle, and initiatives aimed at fostering women's empowerment at sea, were part of the port 's greater commitment to sustainable and responsible operations.

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