Solar Citizens Celebrates Wind Jobs Bonanza
26 March 2020: Solar Citizens Celebrates Wind Jobs Bonanza
Solar Citizens congratulates the Queensland Government on the announcement that the publicly-owned generator CleanCo will build a new wind farm near Warwick.
The announcement comes as the Government also awards the long-awaited 400MW reverse auction to ACCIONA for wind generation at the same MacIntyre Precinct.
“It’s a smart move by the Queensland Government to roll out renewable energy infrastructure announcements now, so that Queenslanders reap the job and investment benefits in the months and years to come,” said Ellen Roberts, Solar Citizens’ National Director.
“Right now a lot of families are doing it tough and more clean, renewable energy projects will help drive down power prices.”
The wind farm precinct will create 400 jobs and enough clean energy to power 700,000 homes.
“This is a great first step, but we need to see many more announcements like this if Queensland is to achieve it’s 50% by 2030 renewable energy target,” said Mrs Roberts.
“As well as supporting more large-scale clean energy projects, the Government should be prioritising more rooftop solar on public housing, as well as for low-income households and renters, so that power prices are driven down during this difficult time and for many years to come.”
Media contact: Ellen Roberts 0408 583 694
About Solar Citizens: Solar Citizens is an independent, community-based organisation working to protect and grow renewable energy in Australia. We represent the millions of Australians that have rooftop solar, and all Australians that support the transition to clean renewable energy.