As state governments start to think about economic recovery measures, it's important that we make the right investments that won't damage our health and wellbeing in the years to come.
Making strategic renewable energy investments now will unlock regional jobs and set Australia on the pathway towards lower electricity bills and a cleaner energy system. Plus, we can utilise cheap solar and wind energy to spark an Australian manufacturing revival. But right now the large-scale clean energy industry is at risk as the Aussie dollar drops and the economy struggles – and in Queensland this could mean that the number of renewable energy construction jobs drops to almost nothing.
The Queensland Government needs to act fast to safeguard the clean energy industry by: