XXXX brewed with Queensland Sunshine

Published Friday, 10 February, 2023 at 12:05 PM


Deputy Premier, Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympic and Paralympic Games Infrastructure
The Honourable Dr Steven Miles

Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen and Minister for Public Works and Procurement
The Honourable Mick de Brenni

Queensland’s favourite beer will be brewed using 100 percent renewable electricity after an agreement to power the iconic XXXX brewery at Milton with electricity from the Woolooga Solar Farm.

XXXX Brewery, through its owner Lion, signed a new Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to procure 100% renewable electricity from the Lightsource bp solar farm in Woolooga, QLD.

Deputy Premier Steven Miles said the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan gave businesses confidence to invest in decarbonisation.

“An increasing number of companies want to decarbonise their operations and offer consumers low-emission products, made in Queensland,” Mr Miles said.

“The pipeline of renewable projects in the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan means we will continue to see more and more companies make the transition and lower emissions.

“With the PPA in place, Lion has reached their target of 100% purchased renewable electricity by 2025 in Australia, two years ahead of schedule. And they’re Australia’s first large scale carbon neutral brewer.”

“Milton mangos will now be solar powered by Queensland sunshine.”

Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni said the move meant all of Lion’s beers brewed across Australia would now be brewed with 100% procured renewable electricity.

“XXXX is proudly brewing solar powered beers with 100% renewable electricity from right here in the sunshine state,” Mr de Brenni said.

“More consumers are demanding action on climate, so now XXXX will be the beer of choice for the emissions and climate conscious.

“The Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan lays out a plan to reduce household and business electricity emissions by 96% by 2040, protecting and growing Queensland manufacturing jobs.”

Lion Sustainability Director, Justin Merrell said in 2020 Lion became Australia’s first certified large-scale carbon neutral brewer.

“The 144-year-old XXXX brewery at Milton is one of Brisbane’s most historic landmarks, but this latest evolution to 100 percent renewable electricity proves this icon of Australian brewing, is still capable of moving with the times,” said Lion Sustainability Director, Justin Merrell.

“All of our beer produced here – up to 250 million litres annually – is now made using 100% renewable electricity. This agreement will stop around 138,000 tonnes of carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere. That’s the equivalent of taking 45,000 cars off the road.”

“XXXX is encouraging all Australians to ‘Give a XXXX’ about the planet for the benefit of our environment, and for beer. Today’s announcement is another great example of how we're investing in climate solutions to reduce our footprint.”


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