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Climate Council responds to reports of Wollongong Offshore Wind Zone declaration

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FRIDAY 14 JUNE 2024

Responding to reports that the Federal Government has designated a new offshore wind zone off the Illawarra coast, Climate Council Head of Policy and Advocacy, Dr Jennifer Rayner, said: “The Illawarra has long been a manufacturing powerhouse. With affordable, clean energy being produced in the region, places like Wollongong and Port Kembla will continue thriving for generations to come.

“Offshore wind will be an important part of Australia’s clean energy grid because it provides reliable, steady renewable energy right around the clock. This is one of the important ways we’ll power Australia as our ageing and unreliable coal-fired generators close. 

“We’ll also need more onshore wind to grow a bigger, cleaner grid that can power our homes, businesses and clean manufacturing right across NSW and around the country. The federal and state governments need to work together to rapidly break through roadblocks that are holding back the delivery of onshore wind projects already supported by communities and investors.”     

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