Summary of the EDO submission:
- Queensland’s emissions reduction and renewable energy targets must be reflected in our energy legislation.
- Fossil fuels are a serious threat to our emissions reduction targets – the phase out of these fuels must be a key part of our energy planning and decision-making frameworks.
- Topic 1: Purpose of state energy laws – Option 3 preferred as environmental impacts must be consideration of energy decisions.
- Topic 2: Energy efficiency and demand management- further work needed on these policy options and finalisation of Qld Energy Efficiency and Demand Management Strategy.