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.