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Australia's renewable energy target requires 1000 new wind turbines

19 May 2015

Australia’s Senate has emphasised the need to build 1,000 wind turbines in order to reach the recently set renewable energy target of 33,000 gigawatt hours.

The 33,000 gigawatt hours target was reduced this week following a government meeting. The 2020 target has been dropped from its original figure of 41,000 GwH.

The government funded clean energy regulator will monitor the progress made toward reaching the target. The majority of the renewable energy generated in order to reach these ambitious targets will come from wind turbines.

Although there has been scepticism over whether the country will be able to build these wind turbines in time to reach the 2020 target, there are sufficient sites and current projects that will be able to facilitate the renewable energy growth.