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Coal and home solar the big winners out of deal on renewable energy

The Clean Energy Council says between 30 and 50 new wind and solar projects will be built by the end of the decade and forecasts 6500 jobs will be created in large-scale wind and solar alone, with many of those in rural and regional parts of Australia.

This is good news when considered against the situation of the past 12 months, where projects had stalled entirely.

But under the original 41,000 gigawatt hour target, the council had expected 9700 new jobs in large scale renewables.

Clean Energy Council policy director Russell Marsh said about 40 major projects already had planning approval.

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