New energy technologies should take over the gold-plated grid in the Regions say Greens

“The cracks are beginning to show in the outdated approaches to the energy industry by both major parties. “ Queensland Greens Energy spokesperson, Dr Scott Thomson, said today.

“Leasing the grid just perpetuates and locks in the problems.

Qld Greens call planned Powerlink lease “economically irresponsible”


The Queensland Greens have labelled the Newman Government’s planned leasing of the state’s electricity infrastructure assets as “amongst the most short-sighted and economically irresponsible ideas the LNP have hatched so far”.

Greens in Maranoa push for the truth about solar energy

Greens in Maranoa push for the truth about solar energy

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MP ‘Deceived By Anti-Wind Lobby’

Greens candidate for Maranoa Grant Newson has hit back at claims made this week by Federal MP Bruce Scott, saying the only thing that is fraudulent in relation to wind farms were the “claims made by the anti-wind lobby”.

Feed-in tariff report spells end of renewables policy in Qld

The Queensland Competition Authority’s draft report on Queensland’s solar bonus scheme is a predictable product of its terms of reference that undermines the incentive to switch to clean energy in Queensland.

Greens Welcome Local Clean Energy Project

The Greens candidate for Dawson Jonathon Dykyj applauds and welcomes the initiative and innovation taken by Mackay Sugar that will see the commencement of clean energy production from the Racecourse Mill.

Coopers Gap Wind Farm progress powers on with support group

Greens Candidate for Maranoa, Grant Newson attended meetings with the some members from the Coopers Gap Wind Farm Supporters Group, Western Downs Regional Council and AGL.  Mr Newson said, “It’s great to see the supporters group has 419 members and still growing”.  “Even though the Group support the project, it is good to see them raise many issues

Greens Candidate for Moggill condemns CSG exploration permission from Mount Crosby to Brookfield

Moggill Greens candidate Jake Schoermer and Mount Ommaney candidate Jenny Mulkearns responded to reports of coal seam gas exploration permits for large parts of their electorates by saying “The Greens have been warning for some time that the multinational CSG companies will seek to explore for and develop coal seam gas without undue concern for where that may be or those who live

CSG, Coal and Bromelton – Greens Candidate responds to Fassifern Guardian Questions

The Editor of the Fassifern Guardian requested clarification from all candidates on their position on mining in the Scenic Rim.

1. If you answer the issue by saying you will support the ban of all or some form of mining in the Scenic Rim, please explain how this will effect existing mining permits.