The switch to clean coal power generation favoured by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Resources Minister Matt Canavan would only provide “fake” jobs, she said.
"Northern Queenslanders are facing a jobs crisis, but we need real jobs, not fake jobs,” she said.
"Handing public funds to coal billionaires to bankroll un-economic 'clean coal' power stations or the Adani mega mine would be a betrayal.
"'Clean coal' is a lie… it's just as dirty and dangerous, but comes with a healthy-sounding label.”
Waters said Queensland was rich in sunshine and renewable energy jobs were the future.
"We need a transition plan for the North that looks after workers and communities as coal declines, and the Greens will fight to stop public funds being wasted on clean coal or on the dangerous Adani mega mine,” she said.