Queensland renewables have bright future – but key question remains

An independent panel report released today on Queensland’s 50% renewable energy target highlights the importance of a national approach to carbon and energy policy.

The Energy Networks Association (ENA) today welcomed the report’s recommendation that Queensland should keep ‘flexibility’ when national policy was still being developed.

ENA Chief Executive Officer John Bradley said the report highlighted Queensland’s enormous renewable energy resources, but was focussed only on one policy option – a renewable energy target.

“We welcome the recommendation that Queensland’s policies will be more credible and durable if explicitly integrated with national carbon and energy policy,” Mr Bradley said.