Inquiry into Sustainability of Energy Supply and Resources in NSW
Member for Manly James Griffin has welcomed the announcement of the Legislative Assembly Committee on Environment and Planning’s inquiry into the sustainability of energy supply and resources in NSW.
The Committee will examine the economic opportunities of renewable energy, as well as how to best support regional communities affected by changing resource markets.
Committee member and Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment James Griffin said the inquiry will be critical in planning for NSW’s energy future and be an important inquiry for Manly.
“This inquiry will take a holistic approach to energy – looking at the intersection of renewable energy across our State’s environmental, economic and industrial interests,” Mr Griffin said.
“The inquiry will provide an opportunity for our local Manly and Northern Beaches-based businesses who play a key role in energy development and supply across NSW to participate in shaping the future of energy in this State.
“It is an important time for energy discussion in NSW and as the Member for Manly I am excited to be part of an inquiry that will deliver meaningful and considered leadership on energy policy.”
The inquiry will consider the capacity of renewable energy and any emerging trends in energy supply and exports, including investment and other financial arrangements. There will be a focus on effects for regional communities, water security, the environment and public health.
Options for supporting sustainable economic development in affected communities will also be examined, including the role of government policies.
The terms of reference for the inquiry are:
That the Committee on Environment and Planning inquire into and report on the sustainability of energy supply and resources in NSW, including:
- The capacity and economic opportunities of renewable energy.
- Emerging trends in energy supply and exports, including investment and other financial arrangements. The status of and forecasts for energy and resource markets.
- Effects on regional communities, water security, the environment and public health.
- Opportunities to support sustainable economic development in regional and other communities likely to be affected by changing energy and resource markets, including the role of government policies.
- Any other related matters.
More information, including the inquiry’s terms of reference and how to make a submission, is on the Committee’s webpage. The closing date for submissions is 15 September 2019.