Posted on September 13, 2017. Australasian News.


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.