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Solar power stations set for NSW, Qld

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The Federal Government has announced three quarters of a billion dollars in funding for two major solar power
stations that will go ahead in regional New South Wales and Queensland.
The new solar power stations were among seven shortlisted under the Government’s Solar Flagships Scheme.
They will be built in Moree in New South Wales and Chinchilla in Queensland.
Federal Energy Minister Martin Ferguson says the two plants will have the capacity to power more than 115,000
Australian homes at any one time.
He says the technology developed there will be able to be sold around the world.
“What you’ve got is a growth in energy demand throughout the world at the moment and renewables are being
sought after, so investment in this is potentially investment is a new export opportunity,” he said.
Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has welcomed the announcement.
“We want Queensland to be the solar state of Australia and with this plant, the solar future for Queensland is
secured,” she said.
“It is a very big venture, it will generate jobs in a new clean, green energy field.”
Construction is due to start next year.
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