Inquiry into renewable energy in Victoria / Victoria. Parliament. Legislative Council. Environment and Planning Committee
Contributor(s): Terpstra, Sonja [Chair]Series: PVLCEPC PP No 344,, Session 2018–2022Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. : Parliament of Victoria, 2022Description: [290 p.], : ill. PDFISBN: 9781922425874 (pdf)Subject(s): Renewable Energy Sources | Energy Efficiency | Electricity | Gas | Dwellings Energy Conservation | Low Income Groups | Climate change | Disadvantaged GroupsOnline Resources: DOWNLOAD PDF
On 4 March 2020 the Legislative Council agreed to the following motion: That this House requires the Environment and Planning Committee to inquire into, consider and report, by July 2021, on— (a) measures to enable Victoria to transition its energy supply to 100 per cent renewable energy; (b) jobs and economic benefits and implications of Victoria transitioning to 100 per centre renewable energy; (c) investment, both public and private, required to achieve 100 per cent renewable energy generation in Victoria, including investment in grid infrastructure and energy storage; (d) further opportunities for Victoria to reduce emissions, including through finding alternatives to industrial and household gas consumption; (e) government investment or action that would be needed to support workers in impacted industries to facilitate a just transition and ensure workers and communities are not left behind as Victoria transitions to 100 per cent renewable energy; (f) the economic risks of not urgently reducing emissions by transitioning to 100 per cent renewable energy; and (g) any other related matters. As a result of other inquiries already scheduled at the time of the reference being received, and the Committee’s practice of undertaking inquiries in the order in which they are received, the Inquiry into renewable energy was not commenced until the latter part of 2021. At that time, the Committee was finalising two major inquiries and so the Inquiry was further delayed, with the submission deadline closing in December 2021 and the tabling deadline being extended to May 2022. May 2022 Chair Sonja Terpstra Include bibliographical references.