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Renewable Energy in Queensland fact sheet

Year Level(s) Years 3-6 Years 7-10 Years 11-12
Subject Area(s) Geography Science SOSE General Science
Topic(s) Energy Environment Renewable Energy Geothermal Hydro Solar Wind
Resource Type Fact Sheet
Publish Date 28th Jan 2010

Renewable energy is used from a number of sources in Queensland. Approximately 6% (745 megawatts (MW)) of the 12,500 (MW) of electricity generating capacity in the state comes from renewable sources. The most significant of these is biomass primarily bagasse or sugar cane waste.

In this fact sheet information about production of renewable energy in Queensland is provided. It describes the different methods of electricity production and quantifies the amount of energy generated by each.

Educational value statement

  • Provides brief details of energy production from biomass and biogas, geothermal energy, hydro power, wind and solar energy.

Key learning objectives

  • Students describe methods of renewable energy generation in Queensland and evaluate the contribution made by each.


  • Science Understanding: Earth and space sciences; Physical sciences
  • Science as a Human Endeavour: Use and influence of science
  • Geographical knowledge and understanding

Australian Curriculum content statements (explicit)

Science: ACSSU219; ACSSU115; ACSHE083; ACSHE100; ACSHE120; ACSHE135; ACSHE161; ACSHE195

Australian Curriculum content statements (implicit or able to be connected)

Science: ACSSU155

Renewable Energy fact sheet - Word version

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