호주 퀸즈랜드주에 1.2GW 초대형 육상풍력단지가 조성됩니다.
소나무 숲에 들어서는 육상풍력발전단지입니다.
기후변화로 인해 호주는 극심한 산불을 겪었습니다. 10억마리의 야생동물이 죽었습니다.
이렇게 숲을 개발해서라도 재생에너지를 늘려야할 만큼 호주는 석탄발전비중이 높습니다.
우리나라 석탄발전비중 2019년 40%가 넘습니다.
우리에게 무엇이 중요하고 우리는 얼마나 절실한가요.
선택은 해야하고 기성세대는 그 선택에 책임이 있습니다. 회피할 수 없습니다.
Queensland approves massive 1,200MW wind farm in state pine forest
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.
“If it proceeds, this project could create around 440 jobs during construction and a further 50 full time jobs during operation.“
Forest Wind Holdings Chairman James Pennay said the project’s location had been carefully selected to take advantage of the plantation’s large working environment.