28 June 2016 –
The Queensland Government has committed to sourcing 50% of our electricity needs from renewable sources by 2030. Building our renewable energy industries is a key goal for our government. Investments in renewable energy will help protect our environment, help create the jobs of the future, and diversity our economy.
Earlier this month the Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk announced a commitment to provide long-term financial support to up to 120 megawatts of installed large-scale solar generation.
In the lead up to the last State election we committed to financially support 40 megawatts of solar power. I’m delighted we have now tripled this commitment to 120 megawatts.
This investment will help create hundreds of regional jobs in the construction and maintenance of renewable power generation. It will also help make Queensland a centre for the renewable power industry.
Queensland has some of the best solar resources in the world and is perfectly placed to benefit as the solar industry expands and becomes a more important part of Australia’s electricity generation mix.
Some other exciting Queensland renewable energy projects in development:
- The project to convert the old Kidston Gold Mine near Townsville into a major solar and hydro-electricity project http://www.dranthonylynham.com.au/recycling-an-old-gold-mine-into-a-renewable-energy-project/
- The Coopers Gap Wind Farm project near Kingaroy www.dranthonylynham.com.au/wind-farm-offers-jobs-green-energy/