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percent of ACT residents saying they would consider adding a battery system; and

(f) the battery storage market is predicted to be worth $400 billion by 2030 and the ACT is well positioned to harness and develop battery technology;

(4) notes that battery technology will play a key role in reducing the ACT’s carbon emissions from vehicles and transport, and:

(a) transport emissions account for approximately 25 percent of the ACT’s emissions as of August 2017 and by 2020 the ACT is projected to derive 68 percent of overall net emissions from transport emissions;

(b) the bulk of these transport emissions are generated by private vehicle use with three percent of the total transport emission being generated from public transport;

(c) the ACT Government has already taken steps to reduce these transport emissions, by purchasing more fuel-efficient diesel buses and conducting a 12-month electric and hybrid bus trial, to guide future consideration of an electric bus fleet in the ACT;

(d) light rail will operate on 100 percent renewable electricity;

(e) as emissions from transport will make up the largest proportion of greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 in the Territory, the ACT Government needs to focus on the reduction of emissions from transport to achieve carbon neutrality between 2020 and 2050; and

(f) ActewAGL has established three Rapid Chargers and five Fast Chargers across the ACT and NRMA plans to roll out charging points in the ACT; and

(5) calls on the ACT Government to:

(a) develop a strategy with firm interim targets, for the ACT to reach zero net emissions and carbon neutrality by 2050 at the latest, in line with the Labor-Greens Agreement for the 9th Legislative Assembly;

(b) investigate options with ACT energy retailers to accommodate battery storage, including the availability of distributed battery power to the grid during times of peak demand and associated electricity tariffs;

(c) continue to invest in renewable energy programs and initiatives in the ACT, including Next Generation Energy Storage Grants to subsidise battery storage and the rollout of household battery storage;

(d) continue to build an integrated transport network that encourages the take-up of public transport;

(e) provide an update on the expansion and extension of electric and hybrid bus fleets in Canberra following the current 12 month trial and consider options to reduce Transport Canberra’s emissions through electrification

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