"Offshore wind farms are an increasingly common sight overseas. But Australia
has neglected the technology, despite the ample wind gusts buffeting much of
New research released today confirms Australia’s offshore wind resources offer
vast potential both for electricity generation and new jobs. In fact, wind
conditions off southern Australia rival those in the North Sea, between Britain
and Europe, where the offshore wind industry is well established.
More than ten offshore wind farms are currently proposed for Australia. If
built, their combined capacity would be greater than all coal-fired power
plants in the nation.
Offshore wind projects can provide a win-win-win for Australia: creating jobs
for displaced fossil fuel workers, replacing energy supplies lost when coal
plants close, and helping Australia become a renewable energy superpower."
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