Dr Anthony Lynham


50% renewable energy target and future jobs

20 July 2016 –

Today I updated Parliament about two exciting job-creating projects that will play an important role in Queensland’s future energy mix and ensure we meet our energy target to generate 50% of electricity needs from renewable sources by 2030.

AGL’s Coopers Gap Wind Farm between Dalby and Kingaroy has the potential to displace 860,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. That’s the equivalent of taking about 250,000 petrol-driven cars off the road each year.

Genex’s $660 million solar and hydro-electric project near Kidston in North Queensland will also prevent about 120 000 tonnes of carbon dioxide being released to the atmosphere per year.
During construction, both projects could create a total of 850 jobs.