Billions in wind power proposed for Tasmania

WIND farm projects worth billions of dollars are being proposed for Tasmania in an unprecedented surge to lead the way on renewable energy.

The Hobart Mercury is reporting that Tasmania has three operating wind farms, two are under construction and there are up to 10 more wind farms being proposed, across the state’s North-West, West Coast, Central Highlands and North-East.

“We have what the rest of Australia needs, low cost, reliable and clean energy, which is why the Commonwealth has invested $56 million to progress the Marinus Link second interconnector and committed to work with the Tasmanian Government to underwrite the first phase of Tasmania’s Battery of the Nation project,” acting Minister for Energy Peter Gutwein said.

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