Credible Pathways’ submissions close tonight at midnight

The Renewable Energy Expert Panel has received 800 submissions to the Credible Pathways draft report into Queensland’s 50 per cent renewable target by 2050.

Submissions close at midnight November 2 (tonight).

Minister for Energy Mark Bailey said feedback from the community and energy sector would help form the transition plan for Queensland to reach its 50 per cent renewable energy target.

“While formal submissions close tonight, there are sill other ways to provide views including completing a survey or participating in an online discussion forum,” he said.

Credible Pathways was drafted by an independent team of business, energy and environmental experts, chaired by investment banker and former Macquarie Group head of energy and utilities Colin Mugglestone.

“A key finding of the draft report was the identification of not one but three credible pathways to the 50 per cent renewables (target) over the next 14 years,” Mr Bailey said.

“Electricity security and affordability are central to the draft report, which found that Queensland can meet a 50 per cent target while maintaining security and reliability and delivering a cost neutral outcome for consumers.”

Credible Pathways also anticipated investment in renewable energy would increase by between $6.1 billion and $6.7 billion and the creation of up to 6,700 jobs across Queensland.