Queensland Backs New Wind Farms in Welcomed Announcement
17 March 2022: Queensland Backs New Wind Farms in Welcomed Announcement
An announcement today that the Queensland Government will invest $192.5 million to build a 250 MW wind farm at Wambo near Dalby has been celebrated by community group Solar Citizens.
The Government also announced $170 million to build the transmission infrastructure to connect the proposed 1,000 MW MacIntyre Wind Precinct to Queensland’s energy grid.
“Investing in more local clean energy projects is a smart move by the Queensland Government that will put downward pressure on electricity prices while slashing the State’s pollution,” said Stephanie Gray, Energy Strategist at Solar Citizens.
“Expensive coal and gas prices are driving up electricity bills for Queenslanders while we’re being hit by high petrol prices at the fuel pump.
“Yesterday the State Government announced a $3,000 rebate for electric vehicles. Together these announcements will help more Queenslanders cut their cost of living by powering their cars with homegrown and affordable renewable energy.
“The Queensland Government has taken an important step today by beginning to allocate their $2 billion Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Jobs Fund. The sooner they allocate the rest of the fund, the sooner Queenslanders will see more bill savings.”
Solar Citizens is calling for the Queensland Government to allocate the $2 billion fund as soon as possible to slash the State’s carbon pollution while powering regional jobs.
“Queensland has world-class solar and wind resources that can be turned into abundant cheap energy to power new manufacturing industries in renewable hydrogen and solar panel production, and minerals processing for electric vehicle batteries,” said Ms Gray.
“The Sunshine State has all the key ingredients to benefit as the world embraces low-emissions products and technology. Spending the $2 billion clean energy fund and rolling out Renewable Energy Zones is the first step to turning Queensland into a renewable energy jobs powerhouse.”
Stephanie Gray 0425543006