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Have your say: Qld Renewable Energy report

26 October, 2016

EDO Qld welcomes the release of the Queensland Renewable Energy Expert Panel's Draft Report, Credible pathways to a 50% renewable energy target for Queensland. Have your say by 2 November 2016.

The report indicates that the target of 50% renewable energy for Queensland by 2030 is achievable and lays out options for how we can get there.

The release of the report is timely, as the International Energy Agency (IEA) said this week that it was significantly increasing its five-year growth forecast for renewables thanks to sharp cost reductions in the industry and strong policy support in key countries. The IEA reports that renewables are now the largest source of installed power capacity in the world, surpassing coal last year (read more).

Looking for further inspiration? Check out the video, audio and presentation slides from our recent Safe Climate, Clean Energy LawJam:

Trevor Berrill, Sustainable Energy Systems Consultant and Educator (YouTubeSoundCloudPDF)

Paul Jones, Managing Director, CSA Services (YouTube, SoundCloudPDF)

Gerald Arends, Director, Pegasus Legal (YouTubeSoundCloudPDF)

Let's move Queensland forward into a sustainable future, with strong renewable energy targets that keep our climate safe. Get your opinions heard by 2 November!!

EDO Qld have provided a template to help you with your submission – available here!

You can amend this template to reflect your concerns and recommendations, and send it to: QLDREPanel.Secretariat@dews.qld.gov.au

 Further reading

Renewable Energy Taskforce releases draft report, Qld Govt Media Statement for Minister for Energy The Honourable Mark Bailey, 12 October 2016.

Queensland lays out three “cost neutral” paths to 50% renewables, Reneweconomy, 12 October 2016.

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