Solar Citizens blog


Policies to Make Queensland a Renewable Powerhouse

The Queensland State Government has an opportunity to turn the Sunshine State into a thriving clean energy powerhouse. With the right investments, new solar, wind and storage projects can unlock abundant cheap energy and new manufacturing industries for the state.

Our full list of Queensland state policy recommendations for 2021 can be downloaded here.

The EV Tax: What is it and Why is it Bad News?

Australia will soon become the first place in the world to slap a net tax on electric vehicles – a move that will derail the fledgling industry and keep polluting cars on the road for longer. 

Getting Clean Energy on Queensland's Election Agenda

In the lead up to the October 2020 Queensland election, solar citizens across the state got active to pressure all sides of politics to back more ambitious renewable energy policies. Together, we won some exciting commitments!

Queensland 2020 Election: Party Promises and Scorecard

Queensland's 2020 state election is fast approaching and every party is coming to the table with different energy policies. We've collated all the promises that parties have made and rated them on their commitment to building a bright, renewable future for the Sunshine State.

Renewables: the Key to Cheaper Energy for Industry

North Queenslanders should be proud of the region’s impressive solar and wind resources – this natural advantage is the key to cheaper electricity prices and could be the main driver of new industries coming to the area.

We've just opened Townsville's Clean Energy Hub!

As one of the sunniest cities in the world, Townsville stands to benefit from the transition to clean, renewable energy. Already, there's a proposal to build a local mega battery storage manufacturing facility, and there are plenty more opportunities to build solar and wind farms in the region.

Five Ways Townsville is Breaking Ground on Renewable Energy

Townsville is the sunniest city on Queensland’s coast. It’s impressive solar and wind resources, and port-side location, make it the ideal region to invest in new clean energy projects and industries. 

No Place Like Home for Mount Emerald Wind Farm Workers

For 14 years, Brenton Gibson worked in the mining industry on a fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) basis.

This paid the bills, but also kept him away from his wife Karina and two small children back at home in Yungaburra in Far North Queensland.

2020 Queensland Election Asks

Queensland has a unique set of natural advantages that could see the state prosper as the world moves towards a low carbon future. Here in the Sunshine State, there’s an abundance of solar and wind resources as well as a wealth of clean energy expertise and innovation.

Using Clean Energy to Create Steel

Australia can utilise its natural renewable energy resources—some of the world's best solar and wind—to create new manufacturing and minerals processing industries.