Queensland energy minister Mark Bailey answers 10 questions about how the Palaszczuk government is turning the state’s renewables record around, and how it will meet its target of 50% renewables by 2030.
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Queensland is the only state in Australia where the wind industry has yet to establish itself. That could change quickly in the next year or so.
Australia’s renewable energy target heading for a train-crash, with no new projects and 3,800MW of new capacity commitments needed in next 12 months to avoid shortfall.
AGL defends coal plant buying spree, saying it would provide funds to invest in renewables “if and when” investment climate improves.
Turnbull describes Labor’s 50% renewables target as reckless, Hunt continues nonsense attack on emissions reduction costs, while Coalition’s climate deniers and renewable-haters continue to run amok. Has anything changed?
Australia’s biggest wind farm is producing electricity at less than $80/MWh. At current prices, the market for new wind projects should be strong. But political uncertainty from Abbott government is killing the market.
Infigen Energy says investment drought in Australian renewables could last another 18 months as big utilities extend their buyer’s strike, and developers struggle to put together capital to build wind and solar farms without long term contracts.
Andrews government renewables plan promises to drive new investment in wind farms, reduce network barriers to take-up of rooftop solar and storage.
The co-developer of Australia’s biggest wind farm sees no future for wind energy in Australia because of Abbott government’s “antipathy” to renewables.