Queensland’s bold $26b step brings state closer to cleaner future, stronger industry

06.06.24 By

The Queensland Government’s huge investment in major clean energy projects marks a significant leap towards a cleaner, thriving future for the Sunshine State. The $26 billion investment is another sign of accelerating action nationwide to clean up our energy grid and cut climate pollution this decade.

Climate Council Head of Policy and Advocacy, Dr Jennifer Rayner, said: “Queensland is showing the kind of leadership Australia needs to power our communities with cleaner, cheaper energy, and keep cutting climate pollution. 

“A bigger, cleaner grid is the foundation for clean manufacturing, critical minerals mining and other emerging industries across Queensland, so this investment will help unlock more jobs in the regions and right across the state.

“In this make-or-break decade to slash climate pollution, we need to see all governments accelerating delivery of a bigger, cleaner grid and more zero emissions industries. Queensland has just pulled ahead in the states’ race to the top on climate action; let’s see other jurisdictions stepping up to meet and beat it.” 

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