FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:The Queensland government has given development approval for a massive wind project of up to 1,200MW that will be located in state pine forest in the Wide Bay-Burnett region.The $2 billion project put forward by Forest Wind will comprise up to 226 turbines and would be located in state forest used as pine plantations between the towns of Gympie and Maryborough, in a similar way to that proposed by French renewable energy developer Neoen, which is looking at a 900MW wind project and battery hub in western Victoria.Construction could start as soon as the end of this year, pending the results of talks on off-take contracts and financial close. Forest Wind is a joint venture between global energy giant and turbine manufacturer Siemens and Queensland renewable energy company Clean Sight.“This is a major clean energy project for Queensland and will contribute to our target of 50 per cent renewables by 2030,” state minister for planning Cameron Dick said in a statement on Saturday.State energy minister Dr Anthony Lynham said Queensland currently has 5,500 megawatts of installed renewable energy capacity after more than $5 billion has been invested in almost 2500MW of new renewable generation, creating almost 5000 jobs. “More generation helps put downward pressure on power prices, and give Queenslanders have the lowest electricity prices on the eastern seaboard,” he said.[Giles Parkinson]More: Queensland approves massive 1,200MW wind farm in state pine forest Australian state government approves plans for 1,200MW wind project in Queensland
Batesville, In. — Izzy’s at Hillcrest will host “Can You Name That Tune” Saturday, April 13 at 6:30 p.m.The $25-per person ticket includes a pasta bar dinner. Cash bar and $5 song clues are available. Teams of four to six people will be randomly assembled. Please RSVP by April 6 by calling 812-932-4999.All proceeds will benefit Safe Passage, Inc.