Environmental groups have applauded the ACT government's promise to power Canberra with 100 per cent renewable energy by 2025.

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr announced Canberra will be the first capital and largest city in Australia fully powered by renewable energy, building on a previous target of 90 per cent renewable energy by 2020. The government is also divesting the ACT investment portfolio of high-carbon emitting companies and sectors…