Australia fast tracks mega renewable energy, hydrogen project

Australia will fast track the approvals process for one of the world’s biggest wind and solar projects in Western Australia, which aims to start generating power and producing hydrogen and ammonia late this decade

Canberra had awarded major project status to Asian Renewable Energy Hub (AREH), a $36 billion project that aims to initially build 15 GW of power capacity and eventually expand to 26 GW. At full capacity, the project could generate up to 100 terawatt hours a year. By comparison, Australia generated 265 terawatt hours last year. The site is 6,500 square km, more than double the size of Luxembourg, in the arid Pilbara region.

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