Business outcomes from the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan
What does this mean for business?
A focus on a sustainability-led transformation of the economy will accelerate the transition to sustainable energy and support our businesses’ and communities’ viability and opportunities now and into the future.
What’s in the plan for Queensland businesses
Drive savings for small businesses: $35 million Queensland Business Energy Saving Transformation (QBEST) program to help businesses save money on their electricity bills.
Partner with industries and communities to maximise benefits form the energy transformation and drive regional economic opportunities: Benefits for regional communities through a new $200 million Regional Economic Futures Fund to support economic and community development initiatives and a new Regional Energy Transformation Partnerships Framework with $35 million for strategic planning and community engagement activities.
Grow the renewable energy supply chain in Queensland: $11.6 million to help build capacity in the Queensland manufacturing sector and deliver a grant program that supports up to 400 manufactures to increase their competitiveness in a low carbon future.
Prepare Queensland’s workforce and regions for growth: Develop a Future Energy Workforce Roadmap during 2023 and invest $90 million to establish two new regional transmission and training hubs. The government will also establish a new Energy Industry Council and a Queensland Renewable Energy Jobs Advocate to provide advice on the future skills, opportunities and training pathways required.
We’re leading sustainable business practices in Queensland to accelerate the adoption of immediate and long-term business benefits through the free ecoBiz program.
The free program supports business sustainability, helping businesses to reduce their waste, water, and energy consumption and bills by auditing a business' resource usage.
This translates into cost savings on a business’ bills, and efficiency gains by reducing the input levels required for the same output levels.
With the help of an ecoBiz expert, businesses develop an action plan to help save money and increase efficiencies.
Between financial year 2018-2022, ecoBiz has helped businesses save:
Avoided resources: 54,189 GJ
Avoided energy cost: $4,004,715
Avoided resources: 460,649 kL
Avoided water cost: $1,062,232
Avoided resources: 1,612 T
Avoided waste cost: $242,362
We’ve helped businesses in every industry, of multiple sizes and in every part of the state.
More than 90% of businesses who have taken part in the program recorded an increase in productivity and savings.
See ecoBiz to get involved.