Queensland Needs to Match NSW on Climate and Clean Energy
This morning NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean has announced his government’s commitment to tackling climate emissions, and making NSW a 'Saudi Arabia' of clean energy.
"NSW now has a stronger emissions target than Queensland, and are surging ahead in their support for renewable energy. It’s time for Queensland to step up," said Solar Citizens' National Director, Ellen Roberts.
"Queensland had seen a renewables boom over the last few years, but there has been a massive drop off of new projects commissioned this year.
"The Queensland government needs to step in and support the development of Queensland’s world class renewable resources.
"Unfortunately Queensland is not on track to meet our 50% by 2030 renewable energy target. Queensland has some of the best solar resources in the country, and we should make sure it's part of the race to the top on clean energy."
Media contact: Ellen Roberts 0408 583 694