Inquiry into Renewable Energy in Victoria
Terms of Reference
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.
* The reporting date for this inquiry has been extended to 30 April 2022.