There are a diverse range of opportunities for Queenslanders along the entire value chain of the economy as the world’s energy needs change. To seize those opportunities, the Queensland Government is pursuing an ambitious jobs creation, infrastructure and regional development agenda that takes advantage of a decarbonising world through moving toward 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030, and Net Zero Emissions by 2050.
The Queensland Government has recently announced a $2 billion Queensland Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Jobs Fund as a further step in pursuing this agenda.
Capability and contribution
The State of Queensland brings a natural and built advantage, with an existing manufacturing base, situated among world class renewable energy endowments in the Central Queensland REZ, and alongside a network of ports and export infrastructure. The highly skilled workforce in these locations provides a critical mass of capability to deliver an energy transformation. Coupled with the State's ownership of generation (CS Energy, CleanCo, Stanwell), transmission (Powerlink) and active Central Queensland hydrogen proponents (e.g. Stanwell), the State is in a unique position to deliver a coordinated large-scale renewable energy solution, at an optimal cost, while maintaining system security and creating new employment opportunities.
Last updated: 16 Nov 2021