Senate Inquiry into retirement of coal fired power plants

EDOs of Australia submission to the Senate Inquiry into retirement of coal fired power plants

November 2016 - Download PDF

In our submission we:

  • recommend that National Energy Market laws and decisions must integrate carbon emissions and targets;
  • argue that improved emissions standards and improved federal oversight are needed to drive clean energy;
  • call for a review and improvement of subsidies and tax concessions for supporting communities in transition; and
  • summarise how the Paris Agreement commitments and Sustainable Development Goals can complement one another.

EDOs of Australia supports open discussions between Australian communities, their representatives and other stakeholders to ensure a just transition to clean energy, productive livelihoods, and a safe and stable climate. A rapid transition is imperative, and if well-managed through coordinated effort, will be positive from an environmental, social and economic point of view.