Posted on September 13, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: theaustralian.com.au

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has insisted her government’s renewable energy target of 50 per cent by 2030 is sensible, despite not yet deciding on a plan to achieve it.

Ms Palaszczuk, governing from the Wide Bay region this week in a bid to win over voters in two marginal Labor electorates, also took aim at Malcolm Turnbull for failing to develop a national ­energy policy.

“Absolutely, our 50 per cent renewable energy target by 2030 is indeed sensible,” Ms Palaszczuk said. “What we see very clearly is a lack of federal leadership when it comes to a national energy policy.”

She said the Prime Minister should not be picking fights with energy companies but “sitting down with his ministers, coming up with a national energy policy”.

She did not specify which of three pathways recommended by her expert panel on ­renewables would be selected to reach the 50 per cent target.