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Queensland pours $1.5b into energy fund to try to lower bills, hit emissions aim

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“This public investment in storage will make more cheap, clean renewable energy generation possible,” he said.

Jason Lyddieth from the Australian Conservation Foundation hailed it as a significant investment in the move away from coal and positioned the state to become a clean energy exporter.

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Last year, green energy groups cast doubt Queensland could meet its 2030 promise and said they were only confident the state could generate more than one-third of its total energy needs by 2030.

The state aims to reach zero net emissions by 2050, with a 30 per cent reduction on 2005 levels by 2030.

Ms Palaszczuk said the announcement was a significant step to reach both goals, which had already delivered investment in more than 5100…



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