Like our Maroons, Queensland electricity is robust and stable
LIKE the New South Wales Origin team, Phil Gould and Malcolm Turnbull, many residents of New South Wales underestimate and undervalue Queenslanders.
Unfortunately, it appears Paul Murray ( Townsville Bulletin, July 22), another Sydneysider, has joined these Blues with his comments about electricity.
Queensland state. is Australia’s energy
Unlike other states, including NSW, Queensland is developing and using an energy mix of coal, gas and solar.
Other states, including NSW, either have moratoria on exploring and extracting gas or refuse to harness renewable energy resources.
Unlike other states, including NSW, Queensland owns its electricity network and generators, including coal- fired power generation.
Under the National Electricity Market, Queensland exports electricity to NSW because they do not produce enough for themselves.
Last financial year, we exported more than 3700 gigawatt hours of electricity to NSW.
This is the equivalent average annual electricity use of more than 900,000 homes.
When Blues supporters – like Gould, Turnbull and Murray – turn on their lights in Sydney, often they are doing it thanks to Queenslandgenerated electricity.
Ironically, when NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian honoured our State of Origin bet, when Queensland won the recent series, to light up the NSW Parliament House in Maroon colours she was also relying on Maroon power. ANNASTACIA PALASZCZUK,
Premier of Queensland.