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QLD Event: Harnessing the power of the Sunshine State - Alternate energy series

Gatton Aerial (credit Adam Harper)Enhance your knowledge of solar farms and increase your awareness of key social and environmental issues associated with this type of infrastructure.

Whilst Queensland boasts one of the highest uptakes of rooftop solar photovoltaic systems in the world, it had previously lagged in terms of attracting utility scale solar developments. That is now changing: Queensland is attracting a multitude of large-scale solar developments from 20 megawatt installations to the huge 2 gigawatt project at Bulli Creek south-west of Toowoomba.

In addition to this, the Queensland Government’s Renewable Energy Expert Panel recently suggested that there are credible pathways to achieving 50% of power from renewable sources by 2030 and large-scale solar projects will be integral to this transition.

At this seminar, hosted by the EIANZ South East Queensland Division (Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand), the challenges of planning, constructing and operating large-scale solar projects will be explored along with opportunities for minimising risks, and environmental and social impacts from such projects.

Speakers will include:
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  • Craig Froome - Principal Consultant, Energetic Effects 
  • Andrew Murdoch - Renewable Energy Project Director, Adani 
  • Graham King - Group Manager - Business Development, Quanta Services Australia

 

Event details

Harnessing the power of the Sunshine State - Alternate energy series

When: 22 February, 4.00 - 6.30pm 

Where: HopgoodGanim, 1 Eagle Street, Brisbane

Click here for further information and bookings


If you are unable to attend but would like to learn more about this topic, please contact Dave Fleming, Principal Ecologist in our Brisbane office, on 1300 839 325.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Photo: Gatton Aerial (credit Adam Harper)





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