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100% Publicly Owned Renewable Energy

For too long Queensland Labor and the LNP have offered us a false choice: more climate destroying thermal coal, or poverty and unemployment in regional Queensland. But it’s a lie they’re using to protect their fossil fuel donors.  Instead, the Greens will:

  • Reach 100% renewable energy by 2030 by building publicly owned renewable energy 
  • End electricity privatisation in Queensland and establish Energy Queensland as a democratic, public authority responsible for all retail, network and generation in Queensland 
  • Create an average of 23,000 jobs a year building publicly owned renewable energy: Invest $25 billion through Energy Queensland in building 20,000MW of publicly owned wind, solar, and energy storage, including utility batteries and pumped hydro, over four years
  • Unlock thousands of jobs in regional Qld: Invest $6.4 billion in new transmission lines, unlocking the enormous renewable energy potential across regional Queensland
  • Create good, secure jobs: Ban the use of labour hire for renewable energy projects and guarantee leave entitlements and sick pay for every job
  • Establish a $2 billion fund to help communities establish cooperatively owned renewable energy projects to give communities direct ownership of renewables
  • Ensure cheap battery storage for every household by establishing a $1 billion household and small business battery storage rebate scheme
  • Ensure a fair price for solar: Create a fairer feed-in tariff to ensure people get a fair price for their rooftop solar


Read the full policy details here.