Philipa Veitch: Greens Councillor motion – Submission to the  Parliamentary Inquiry into Sustainability of Energy Supply and Resources in NSW – 7th September 2019

As a result of a motion from Greens Councillor Philipa Veitch Randwick City Council will make a submission to a NSW Government sustainable energy inquiry supporting the attaining of net zero emissions in NSW by 2030 and expressing concern over the impact of coal mining.

Randwick City Council will be making a submission supporting  sustainable energy goals to the NSW parliament  following a  motion from Greens Councillor Philipa Veitch.

Resolution to Councillor Veitch’s successful motion to the Randwick City Council meeting of the 27th of August 2019.

That Randwick City Council make a submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Sustainability of Energy Supply and Resources in NSW, including discussion of Council’s:

  1. Support for a state-wide goal of net zero emissions by 2030 (as per the RCC motion to the 2017 LG conference motion, and subsequent conference resolution);
  2. Strong concern regarding the impact of coal mining and emissions from coal fired power stations on the climate, the environment, human health and water security;
  3. Strong support for economic and other initiatives to assist regional communities and workers that may be affected by changing energy and resource markets.

BACKGROUND

The Sustainability of energy supply and resources in NSW inquiry is looking at the capacity and economic opportunities of renewable energy. It will also cover trends in energy supply and exports, including investment and other financial arrangements, and effects on regional communities, water security, the environment and public health. The Committee will also consider options to support sustainable economic development in communities affected by changing energy and resource markets, including the role of government policies.

Terms of Reference.

  1. The capacity and economic opportunities of renewable energy.
  2. Emerging trends in energy supply and exports, including investment and other financial arrangements.
  3. The status of and forecasts for energy and resource markets.
  4. Effects on regional communities, water security, the environment and public health.
  5. 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.
  6. Any other related matters.

 

 

 

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