Queensland’s review gives power to the people

Consulting local communities about Queensland's energy future is a smart political move as the state considers three tricky long-term scenarios.

There’s an interesting exercise going on north of the Tweed River. A government is not only wrestling with its electricity strategy for the immediate and longer term, but also getting out and asking the community what it thinks.

“Powering Queensland’s future” is the tag the Newman government has stuck on the exercise, and it is seeking to address the next five years and the next 30 years.

When it comes to electricity, Queensland is not a sideshow.

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