What is it going to take for our governments and decision-makers to cash in on the growth in renewable energy from our abundant, clean and free sunshine and wind? ...Our voices, for one.
With coal use declining globally, renewables have powered continued economic growth and become the most affordable energy source in 2016.
Renewables generate twice the number of jobs of fossil fuels. In fact, did you know strong renewable policies in Queensland could unlock 90,000 jobs by 2030?
Clean renewable energy is not only environmentally responsible, but, with battery storage can improve our energy reliability and security, and reduce our dependence on foreign fossil fuels.
So why are fossil fuels still receiving twice the subsidies of renewables? We need government action NOW to level the playing field and equalise subsidies to allow renewables to compete fairly in the market.
The renewables industry needs the stability and consistency of supportive laws to thrive – for more rural and regional jobs and a fair price for solar.
We need to cut red tape which unnecessarily prevents solar on private properties and we need to intensify investment in storage and renewable technology.
Stand with us and together let’s tell the pollies it’s time to make the positive switch to renewables today. We’ve got enough sunshine and voices to make it happen!
Politicians and decision-makers of our SUNSHINE STATE, we urge you to:
- Make the Queensland target for 50% renewable energy law by 2030;
- Support large-scale clean energy projects across our state and renewables technology, for better energy security;
- Help people who work in affected industries and their communities prepare for jobs for the future;
- Provide a plan to help workers and communities prepare for when Queensland’s coal and gas fired power stations close.