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Queensland transition to renewables would generate almost 10,000 jobs, analysis shows
(The Guardian, 14 Oct 2020) Exclusive: Sunshine and available land offer a ‘world-class’ opportunity, expert says
Queensland has the potential to draw all of its electricity from renewable sources in a 15-year transition away from fossil fuels that would generate almost 10,000 jobs, according to analysis commissioned by the QueenslandConservation Council.
Almost 11,000 ongoing jobs would then operate and maintain a suite of energy sources either existing or proposed in the state, including wind and solar and farms, hydro plants and battery projects.
The QCC analysis is timed to energise the state’s election campaign and point candidates and leaders to the huge potential in renewables in the sunshine state.
Queensland’s environment minister, Leeanne Enoch, told an environment forum that a re-elected Palaszczuk government would develop a climate action plan to set out how the state would meet its targets on lowering greenhouse gas emissions up to 2030.
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