The Leadership Forum on Energy Transition is calling on the federal government to lead a national energy transition plan to shift Australia to clean energy, through engaging across parliament and with all levels of government, communities, workers and businesses. The plan should drive a transition to clean energy by 2050, or sooner, to meet our international obligations under the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.
The plan needs to establish rules, policies, regulations, markets and a basis for investment that will power the transition. It must be founded on a just transition for workers and communities.
The blueprint details eight foundational actions that should form the basis of Australia’s national plan:
Update the electricity market to speed up a clean energy transition
Facilitate and accelerate the inevitable closure of coal plants
Accelerate the uptake of clean energy and support the development of new technology
Create an attractive sustainable investment environment for clean energy
Ensure a just transition for communities and workers
Protect vulnerable Australians
Make Australia’s buildings and businesses much more efficient users of energy