Australia's coal state embraces resources and renewables

The future is not a choice between resources, such as coal, and renewable energy technologies, it is a commitment to both, Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Ian Macfarlane said in Friday.

His comments followed a speech by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to the Committee for Economic Development of Australia in Brisbane, in which she committed the state to embracing renewable energy, while also continuing its strong support for the resources sector.