Solar Citizens Welcomes $500m for Publicly Owned Clean Energy in Queensland
Solar Citizens has today welcomed the announcement by the Queensland Government to support the building of publicly owned renewable energy generation through a $500 million Renewable Energy Fund.
"This is great news – it will mean thousands of regional jobs, and lower power prices for all Queenslanders," said Ellen Roberts, Solar Citizens' National Director.
"Queenslanders want to see electricity assets stay in public hands. If our electricity assets stay in public hands it means that all profits can be used for schools, hospitals and addressing climate change. It's great to see wind and solar funding schools and hospitals for Queenslanders.
"The Renewable Energy Fund will help Queensland power the next generation of manufacturing with clean, cheap renewable energy.
"We can be making batteries and electric buses and green steel right here in Queensland if we invest in clean energy generation."
For comment call Ellen Roberts on 0408 583 694