QLD Government Announces Battery Booster Program

The $24 million program, set to launch in early 2024, will provide rebates of $3,000 – $4,000 for battery installation to eligible Queensland households.

In A Nutshell

Amongst the proposal, which included 42 recommendations, put to the Albanese Government were calls to:

  • Extend the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme post-2030
  • Expand it to include home batteries
  • Add private electric vehicle chargers

This has been triggered by calculations that Australia is reducing emission too slowly to meet its 2030 and 2050 climate targets. It is suggested that the Government will need to boost its efforts by nearly half – from an average annual cut of 12 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent to 17 million tonnes – in order to get there.