Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan: Delivering Cheaper, Cleaner Energy for the Nudgee Electorate

What is the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan?

The Queensland Energy and Jobs plan is our ambitious strategy to deliver cheaper, cleaner and secure energy to our local community while speeding up our transition to renewables.

We know that renewables are the way of the future: it is the cheapest form of new energy generation and it’s being used widely around the world as a clean energy solution.

Through our plan, 70% of Queensland’s energy supply will be renewable by 2032.

And by 2035, it will be 80%. 

Leanne Linard MP

The Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan will put downward pressure on energy bills, tackling cost of living pressures for people in the Nudgee Electorate, whilst also delivering climate action to safeguard our future.

Importantly, our ambitious $62b plan will keep Queensland’s energy assets in public hands for the future and maintains 100% public ownership of deep storage, transmission, and distribution.

The plan includes significant investment in clean energy and renewables, including new solar and wind projects across Queensland.

It also includes the construction of the world’s biggest pumped hydro power station —  the $12 billion Pioneer-Burdekin Pumped Hydro in Central Queensland – which is truly a nation building project.

This Pioneer-Burdekin Pumped Hydro, located west of Mackay, will supply half of our state’s entire energy needs. Unlike solar and wind power, pumped hydro can be utilised regardless of conditions, so it will deliver clean and reliable power at times of peak demand, even when the sun isn’t shining and the wind isn’t blowing.

This is an enormous project, larger even than the Snowy Hydro 2.0 project, will help create Australia’s largest energy SuperGrid by transporting renewable energy from the regions to power our industries and households.

And we’re also creating new jobs and industries in hydrogen, renewables, manufacturing and critical minerals. These efforts are expected to lead to the creation of 100,000 new jobs over the coming decades.

Ending Our Reliance on Coal

Our plan means that by 2035 we will no longer rely on coal to power our homes. It is an exciting chapter for Queensland and it sets our economy up for the future.

An enormous 109 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent will be removed from our electricity grid by 2035 — which is the same as taking 28 million cars off the road.

This is the biggest investment in clean energy and emissions reduction in Australia’s history and I’m proud to say we’re delivering it now.

What does the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan mean for the Nudgee Electorate?

Like other parts of Queensland, the Nudgee Electorate (which includes all or parts of the suburbs of Nudgee, Nudgee Beach, Banyo, Boondall, Zillmere, Geebung, Wavell Heights, Northgate and Nundah) has been hit with higher energy costs over recent years due to increases in the price of coal and gas.

This plan will mean lower prices for local households and businesses across our area over the longer term. As the local member, I also know that climate change is a major concern for many in our electorate. We all want to make sure we’re leaving a viable future for our children, and we know Queensland and Australia has a role to play in climate action.

The Queensland Jobs and Energy Plan will end our reliance on coal and speed up out transition to renewables, while also creating more jobs to help keep our economy strong over the coming decade.To put it simply, it’s a plan to deliver a better future for our community.

Want to Find out More?

If you would like to discuss the plan further, or if you have any further questions, please get in touch with me at nudgee@parliament.qld.gov.au, or visit the Department of Energy and Public Works website.

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