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Qld fossil fuel exports will end by 2030 in Greens plan

Fossil fuel exports would end in less than a decade to drastically cut the carbon emissions that Queensland sends overseas under a Greens proposal.

Greens MP Michael Berkman also wants to set up an independent authority to work with coal and gas workers on a transition plan, including a job-for-job guarantee and free reskilling, under a bill tabled in state parliament on Tuesday.

The state government doesn't account for exported fossil fuels in its emissions data, Mr Berkman says, but they still contribute to climate change in Queensland.

"When we take into account our coal and gas exports, Australia's absolute carbon footprint is among the highest in the world, roughly equal with Russia," he told parliament on Wednesday.

Mr Berkman said fossil fuels are "on the way out" globally and even metallurgical coal used in steelmaking could be superseded by new technology, which is being used in Europe, China and the US.

"It's a great shame that Queensland, identified as a potential leader in green steel manufacturing by experts ... is already falling behind on this," he said.

The bill would also ban coal oil and gas approvals and set stronger emissions targets of 75 per cent by 2030 and net zero by 2035, compared to the government's aim of 30 per cent by 2030, and net zero by 2050.

The Greens legislation comes as locals in the state's northwest assess the damage from recent record floods, and a year after record, disastrous floods swamped the southeast.

"Every day people are literally picking up the flood-damaged pieces of their lives and mopping up the consequences of yet another climate-fuelled disaster," Mr Berkman said.

"If we don't make these changes Queenslanders will see more floods, fires and heatwaves, higher grocery prices, skyrocketing insurance premiums and sudden job losses."

Politicians on both sides of the chamber interjected during the Maiwar MP's speech with Labor's Pine Rivers MP Nikki Boyd kicked out for an hour after making repeated interruptions.

Under the government's energy plan announced last year, Queensland will get as much as 80 per cent of its electricity from renewables by 2035.

It will rely heavily on a mass build-out of solar and wind projects, as well as pumped hydro schemes for energy storage.

The government's plan includes a job security guarantee for energy sector workers, but the Greens said this can be expanded further to include fossil fuel workers.

"The government has finally promised a fair transition plan for power station employees - there's no reason they can't do that for the resources sector," Mr Berkman said.