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Renewable energy - how / when /will should Queensland use?

Last Updated on Monday, 12 March 2012 14:20

The Environment and Resources Committee is a select committee established by resolution of the House on 23 April 2009 to monitor and report on: environmental protection; climate change; land management; water security; and energy. Membership reports media and subsciption information can all be accessed from this page.

Public submissions to to this inquiry are available here. More will be posted soon. To date there no submission from Energex (Powerlink's is posted) or Logan or Scenic Rim Councils.

Inquiry Terms of Reference

The committee has resolved to examine and report on the opportunities and challenges for the Queensland Government associated with increasing the proportion of electricity generated from renewable energy sources in Queensland.

For this inquiry, the committee will consider, and make recommendations on:

• the value for money from the Queensland Government's investments in renewable energy projects for electricity generation;

• whether the Queensland Government should adopt a target for increasing the proportion of the state's electricity generated from renewable energy sources, and if so, what form the target should take; and

• actions the Queensland Government should take to encourage investment by government-owned energy companies and the private sector in producing more electricity from renewable energy sources.

Read the whole issues document here. I for one do not understand why the first question for comment is

SHOULD THE QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT AIM TO EXPAND THE USE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES TO GENERATE ELECTRICITY?

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