Awaiting Government Response

The inquiry investigated measures to transition Victoria to renewable energy. Amongst other issues, it examined the economic benefits and implications of the transition and government action needed to support workers in impacted industries.  

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 cent 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.

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