$5B windfarm planned for Australia
Oct 8, 2007 - UPI
A massive wind farm planned for southeastern Australia
would provide as much electricity as a large coal-powered
Plans for the $2 billion farm, unveiled Sunday
by Epuron, a subsidiary of German renewable energy
group Conergy AG, include as many as 500 turbines
producing enough electricity for 400,000 homes,
the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
If the plant is constructed, it could reduce Australian
greenhouse gas emissions by more than 3 million
tons of carbon dioxide per year, the newspaper said.
The announcement comes on the heels of a federal
government initiative to produce 30,000 gigawatt
hours of clean energy per year by 2020.
Epuron is now negotiating with four land owners
for the use of their property for the plant, and
finalizing arrangements with government agencies.