Department of Energy and Water Supply

Renewable Energy Expert Panel

The Queensland Government is committed to increasing the uptake of renewable energy to drive jobs, investment and emissions reduction. To help deliver this commitment, we established an independent expert panel made up of energy, environmental and business leaders to investigate credible pathway to unlock our renewable energy resource potential, and firmly establishing Queensland as a renewable energy leader.

As announced by the Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply on 27 January 2016, the expert panel members are:

  • Mr Colin Mugglestone (Chair)    
  • Ms Allison Warburton    
  • Professor Paul Meredith    
  • Mr Paul Hyslop    
  • Ms Amanda McKenzie.    

The inquiry's scope was guided by and tested the Queensland Government's renewable energy objectives, which include:

  • assessing and establishing a credible pathway for up to 50 per cent renewable energy generation by 2030;    
  • a target of one million solar rooftops or 3,000 megawatts of solar generation capacity by 2020;    
  • promoting long term benefits for energy consumers; and    
  • integrating smoothly and equitably with well-functioning energy markets.    

The expert panel undertook two rounds of public consultation following the release of the Issues Paper and Draft Report. The panel conducted 15 public and industry forums across the state with an attendance of 620 people. The panel also received more than 2000 submissions to both the Issues Paper and Draft Report which were taken into consideration when writing their Final Report.

The expert panel’s Final Report was delivered to the Queensland Government on 30 November 2016. The Government is considering the recommendations and will determine a response in due course.

Find out more

Further information on the work of the expert panel can be found at the Queensland Renewable Energy Expert Panel’s website.

Last updated:
20 December 2016
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