Monthly News Roundup - March 2020

30 March 2020

Here is the Energy Next news round up for March 2020.


Acciona to build huge 1GW wind farm in Queensland after landing CleanCo deal

Spanish renewable energy giant Acciona is to build a 1GW wind farm in Queensland – the largest in Australia – after signing a deal with the state government’s newly created state-owned clean energy generation company Cleanco. The project would generate up to 400 jobs, and a community enhancement program will be established to deliver added value to the local community.

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Climate policy done right: Tasmania sets 200% RE target by 2040

Tasmania has committed to being 100% renewable by 2022 and remains well on track to meet this target ahead of schedule. But the island state says it is well placed to set a more ambitious goal, which would see it double its renewable production and help mainland Australia reduce its emissions.

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Canadian Solar inks new Australian PPA with Amazon for output of NSW solar farm

Online retailing giant Amazon has signed a new deal for the supply of renewable energy for its Australian operations, agreeing with Canadian Solar to buy the output of its 146MW Gunnedah solar farm in New South Wales.

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ARENA funds QLD hydrogen demonstration plant

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will provide $1.25 million in funding to Stanwell Corporation to assess the feasibility of a renewable hydrogen demonstration plant. The potential new plant will be co-located near Stanwell Power Station in Central Queensland.

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