ACCORDING to Climate Institute modelling, Queensland has the potential to supply the electrical needs of four million homes from solar energy and to employ 7000 in the solar energy sector, many in the northern and central areas of the state.
Solar energy has become the cheapest means of creating electricity and is of course completely free of carbon emissions.
According to Bob Katter there are literally hundreds of suitable sites to create hydroelectricity during the daytime to supply those homes when the sun doesn’t shine.
Andrew Stock from the Climate Council tells us that $1.6 billion worth of renewable energy projects are currently being built in Queensland.
Our coal-fired power stations are currently working at between 50 and 60 per cent. Just what is there to argue about? — Peter Harling, Riordanvale