Two Melbourne energy executives were preparing to announce the bravest energy proposal Australia has seen when US president Donald Trump was announcing the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Terry Kallis and Andy Evans created Offshore Energy to pursue a three-year feasibility study into building an $8 billion, 2000 megawatt wind farm in the Bass Strait off the coast of Gipps Land Victoria. It’s a long shot and it may be possible that the offshore wind farm may never be built. But the proposal is evidence that the energy revolution transforming Australia’s centralised power grid to take advantage of low emission and renewable energy sources is pushing forward – thanks to Donald Trump.
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