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Building back greener - Queensland's renewable energy zones

6 July 2021, 10:19 UTC

The Queensland Government is investing $145 million to establish three Queensland Renewable Energy Zones (QREZ) across the state - enabling more renewable projects, attracting new industries, and supporting the achievement of Queensland’s targets for 50% renewable energy by 2030, and net zero emissions by 2050.

Spanning from Far North Queensland to the Darling Downs west of Brisbane, the long-term investment in these zones will solidify Queensland’s position as a renewable energy investment destination of choice, create long-term, sustainable employment, and inject economic activity into regional communities - supporting the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 road to recovery blueprint.

In the QREZs, the government will:

  • conduct energy network analysis and stakeholder engagement,
  • invest in strategic network upgrades to unlock new renewable generation,
  • streamline the development of new renewable energy projects, and
  • work to match new and existing industrial energy demand with affordable, renewable energy.

"Energy storage will play an important role in a low emissions future, offering the ability to dispatch clean energy on demand."

Mick de Brenni, Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen and Minister for Public Works and Procurement

Find out more by downloading the full case study, which was developed as part of the Under2 Coalition's work on green recovery.


Queensland Renewable Energy Zones.pdf

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Date added: 06/07/21