Minister vetoes funding for wind and battery hub
Posted on: Tue 18 May 2021
Federal Resources Minister Keith Pitt has made an extraordinary intervention by vetoing a proposed $280 million loan from the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility for a wind and battery storage hub in north Queensland.
The Green Energy Hub is a wind project south-west of Cairns that will be built by French renewable energy developer Neoen, which also has planning approval for a 100 megawatt big battery.
To find discuss these developments, Barometer’s Des Lawrence spoke with Michael Mazengarb, a journalist with RenewEconomy
Produced by Des Lawrence
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