According to The Australian Financial Review, Queensland will end its reliance on coal-fired power generation by 2035 – up to a decade earlier than planned – as part of its new energy plan to have 80 per cent renewable energy by 2035.
But the resources sector has warned the Palaszczuk government to manage the transition carefully to avoid the blackouts that have plagued European countries who moved away from fossil fuels too quickly.
Pumped hydro and the creation of “super grids” to connect 22 gigawatts of new renewable projects form part of the $62 billion plan launched by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk in Brisbane recently.
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