Queensland’s renewable energy plan confirms the politics of coal have changed for good

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Most now see opportunity instead of job losses – but Labor will have to match ambition with action if it’s to deliver on 80% renewables by 2035

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The mayor of Mackay, Greg Williamson, wasn’t convinced by renewable energy.

About four years ago, I asked him about the energy transition; specifically, whether mining hubs like Mackay should start planning early to prevent the sort of economic shocks that would come as fossil fuel industries decline.

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