On 4 March 2020 the Victorian Legislative Council agreed to the following motion:
That this House requires the Environment and Planning Committee to inquire into, consider and report on measures to enable Victoria to transition its energy supply to 100 per cent renewable energy and other related items.
Terms of Reference for the Inquiry into Renewable Energy in Victoria
- (a) measures to enable Victoria to transition its energy supply to 100 percent renewable energy;
- (b) jobs and economic benefits and implications of Victoria transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy;
- (c) investment, both public and private, required to achieve 100 percent 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 percent renewable energy;
- (f) the economic risks of not urgently reducing emissions by transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy; and
- (g) any other related matters
The Animal Justice Party contributed two submissions to this Inquiry. You can download and read them both below.
- The first submission, drafted by the State Advocacy Team, provided 67 recommendations.
- The second submission was drafted by the Young Animal Justice Party team and provided 52 recommendations.