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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 and investment and reduce emissions. 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 establish 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% renewable energy generation by 2030
  • a target of 1 million solar rooftops or 3000 megawatts of solar generation capacity by 2020
  • promoting long-term benefits for energy consumers
  • integrating smoothly and equitably with well-functioning energy markets.

The expert panel undertook 2 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, which were attended by 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. Read the Final report - credible pathways to a 50% renewable energy target for Queensland (PDF, 2.6MB)

The government has accepted the majority of the recommendations of the expert panel. Read the Queensland Government response to the inquiry (PDF, 184.1KB).

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:
7 July 2017
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