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Australia announces six potential offshore wind sites

The Minister of Climate Change and Energy, Chris Bowen, has identified six potential sites for offshore wind energy, according to Bloomberg News.

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The Australian government has announced six proposed sites characterized by world-class offshore wind potential.

Minister for Climate Change and Energy Chris Bowen announces the news in a media release, according to Bloomberg News.

The sites include the Pacific region off Hunter and Illawarra in New South Wales, the Southern Ocean region off Portland, Victoria, the Bass Strait region off northern Tasmania, the Indian Ocean region off Perth/Bunbury, Western Australia, as well as the proposed Bass Strait off Gippsland, where a public consultation will begin immediately.

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