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Queensland announces renewables target by 2032

Queensland announces renewables target by 2032

Queensland has announced a clean energy future with a 70 per cent renewables target by 2032, as part of the $62 billion Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan.

The Plan, released at the end of September, outlines a number of key renewables targets and actions, to deliver clean, reliable and affordable energy for Queenslanders.

“My government has a long-standing commitment of 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030, and now we are accelerating our progress,” said Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

“We are committing an extra $4 billion to our energy transformation and setting two new renewable energy targets of 70 per cent renewable energy by 2032 and 80 per cent by 2035.

“We will showcase our clean energy credentials to the world as we prepare to deliver a climate-positive Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2032.”

The Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan includes:

  • A new renewable energy target of 70 per cent by 2032 and 80 per cent by 2035
  • A commitment to progress two new pumped hydro projects by 2035 — Borumba and Pioneer-Burdekin
  • A pathway to build the new Queensland SuperGrid, which will connect solar, wind, battery and hydrogen projects across the state and unlock new capacity and storage
  • A commitment to convert all of Queensland’s publicly-owned coal-fired power stations into clean energy hubs by 2035, backed by a Job Security Guarantee for workers
  • Substantial investment across the state, with 95 per cent of clean energy infrastructure investment anticipated to be in regional Queensland.

The Plan contains key benefits of a renewable energy supply for households, workers, businesses, the economy and regional communities.

It outlines how renewable targets will be met with Queensland’s SuperGrid—all elements in the electricity system, including the poles, wires, solar, wind and storage that will provide Queenslanders with clean, reliable and affordable power.

“This Plan will build the new ‘Queensland SuperGrid’ – the renewable energy, storage and network infrastructure we need to power our industries, businesses and homes,” commented minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen and minister for Public Works and Procurement, Mick de Brenni.

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