Australia could soon be home to its first offshore wind farm, with the landmark Star of the South project proposed for Gippsland South in Victoria. If it goes ahead it is expected to create thousands of jobs during construction and power as many as 1.2 million homes with clean, renewable energy.
Building offshore wind would be a gamechanger for action on the climate crisis, and could play a critical role in the post-Covid recovery effort.
But if governments go slow, we could be waiting years to see this game changing offshore wind project to deliver action on climate.
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