Have your say on how Canberra can expand and grow its renewable energy industries in an inquiry into Renewable Energy Innovation in the ACT.

The Standing Committee on Environment, Climate Change and Biodiversity is seeking input from businesses, researchers and government on how the ACT could become a national leader in the sector.

ACT Greens Member for Ginninderra Jo Clay MLA said that she is delighted to see the Assembly launch its inquiry into how Canberra can become an innovation hub for renewable technology.

“We’ve made so much progress locally on 100% renewables and our climate strategy. The ACT is well placed to become a thinktank that exports green technology around Australia and the world,“ Jo said.

The terms of reference explore:

  • opportunities and challenges to boost renewable energy research, technology development and new zero emissions industries in the ACT;
  • opportunities and challenges to establish the ACT as a national hub for renewable energy technologies and industries including zero emissions vehicles;
  • opportunities and challenges to innovatively finance and/or manage renewable energy in the ACT;
  • strategies to address limitations to collaboration and innovation between renewable energy stakeholders;
  • the effectiveness of administration and funding of Australian Capital Territory Government policy and regulatory settings relating to renewable energy, climate action and emissions reduction;
  • opportunities and challenges in battery storage including neighbourhood-scale batteries and vehicle-to-grid technologies; and
  • any other relevant matters.

“As a Canberra Innovation Network alumni and former green entrepreneur, I’m really pleased to see that we’re supporting the jobs of our future and building up our green industries,” continued Jo.

Submissions can be made by email or post and are open until Thursday, 29 April 2021. Find out more information on parliament.act.gov.au.