EPA tick for $22b Asian Renewable Energy Hub

An enormous wind and solar project that will sit on the doorstep of one of the world’s most important migratory bird habitats has been approved by Western Australia’s environmental regulator.

The Australian is reporting the Asian Renewable Energy Hub – a $22 billion-plus proposal that will dwarf every other renewable energy project in the country – was given the all-clear by WA’s Environmental Protection Authority.

The development will feature up to 1743 wind turbines, each up to 260m tall, and solar panels across more than 660,000 hectares of the Pilbara region. Energy from the project will be exported along underwater cables to Indonesia and potentially Singapore.

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