Planned renewables top $20b

Renewable energy commitments have topped $20 billion, the Clean Energy Council reports, even as national energy policy went onto the backburner for the summer.

Projects under construction cover 14,600 megawatts of wind, large-scale solar and battery and pumped hydro storage – four times the combined capacity of the doomed Hazelwood and Liddell coal power stations – and are creating 13,000 direct jobs.

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