Star of the South moves on environmental approvals

Australia’s first, and rather large, offshore wind project is a step closer after developers began the process of seeking environmental approvals from the federal government.

Renew Economy is reporting the Star of the South project had referred its Environmental Effects Statement to the federal department of the environment, and the Victorian government, representing a key milestone for the massive offshore wind project.

The progress was welcomed by environmental group Friends of the Earth, which said the project had a huge potential to increase Victoria’s supply of zero-emissions electricity.

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