| April 11, 2024

A Future Made in Australia: the path to becoming a renewable energy superpower

The Smart Energy Council (SEC) is in Brisbane today to welcome the Prime Minister’s commitment to helping the nation become a renewable energy superpower, with the plan for A Future Made in Australia.

The Smart Energy Council’s CEO John Grimes will hold a press conference at the Brisbane Convention Centre, following the Prime Minister’s keynote address there at the Queensland Media Club.

Who: John Grimes, CEO Smart Energy Council

When & Where: 11 April 11 13:45–14:00 AEST – Plaza Terrace Room, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane.

Contact: Smart Energy Council, Media Relations Manager, Tim Lamacraft: 0418 250 730


JOHN GRIMES, CEO Smart Energy Council

“The Smart Energy Council strongly welcomes the Prime Minister’s comments that Australia should be a renewable energy superpower.

Australians can make things here. 

We can produce the cheapest electricity right here using solar and wind, and as a result produce some of the cheapest products in the world. We can produce green iron, green ammonia, green steel, right here in Australia.

Australia can play a key role in the solar panel and battery manufacturing supply chain, adding value to our critical minerals, through to building products right here in Australia.

The Smart Energy Council is looking to the federal budget to lay the foundations for Australia to be a renewables and critical minerals superpower.

For too long Australia has been a dig and ship country, in the future we can value add to those minerals and export zero carbon iron, and other products to the world.

This is hugely exciting. This is exactly the sort of vision that the Smart Energy Council has been looking for and we’re really looking forward to seeing the details in the lead up to, and in the budget.”



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