In March, Greens MP Michael Berkman introduced a Private Member’s Bill, the Queensland Climate Transition Bill 2023.
The proposed legislation seeks to:
- Ban new coal, oil, and gas resources projects in Queensland
- Set a 75 per cent emissions reduction target by 2030, to reach Net Zero by 2035
- Legislate a target to phase out fossil fuel exports by 2030
- Create a new Queensland Climate Transition Authority, to consult and work with affected workers and communities on a fair transition plan
This Bill, which will be debated in the Queensland Parliament in 2024, glorifies the role that ‘renewables’ are expected to play in Australia’s energy future.
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