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World’s Largest, $95Bn Renewables Hub to Be Developed in Western Australiaon July 19, 2021 at 11:48 pm Save 10% on Citrus trees with code CITRUS
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Western Australia (WA) is poised to become the host of the world’s largest renewable energy hub, promising a mix of wind and solar that could match Australia’s entire energy fleet and contribute a whopping 50 GW (gigawatts) in power generation. The Western Green Energy Hub (WGEH) is set to cost $95 billion (US$70 billion) and occupy 15,000 square kilometres (5,800 square miles) of south-eastern WA, with final plans due to be drawn up in 2028. The proposal is headed by Hong-Kong-based groups InterContinental Energy (ICE) and CWP Global in an unprecedented partnership with Indigenous landowners, the Mirning people. The WGEH is planned to be delivered through phases, with the ambitious scope greatly exceeding the consortium’s previous track record. To date, CWP has successfully completed a total of just over 1.5 GW in energy projects, and ICE has yet to complete a project. Both CWP and ICE are also currently involved …

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