MP Mick de Brenni to hold Mt Cotton forum on renewable energy

FORUM: Housing Minister and Springwood MP Mick de Brenni will hold a forum at Mt Cotton.
FORUM: Housing Minister and Springwood MP Mick de Brenni will hold a forum at Mt Cotton.

HOUSING Minister Mick de Brenni will hold a community forum to talk about the future of renewable energy at Mount Cotton, Friday April 21 at 6.30pm.

Mr de Brenni said the forum would bring together experts to discuss how Queensland can transition to large scale renewables, as well as how local residents could get involved.

“Just a few years ago, the idea that we could produce some or all of our power from renewable sources seemed a bit ambitious, but breakthroughs and new technologies are happening every day,” Mr de Brenni said.

“Renewable energy and storage is becoming cheaper and more efficient and Queensland leads the way nationwide for solar uptake.

“That’s why I’m inviting everyone to a Renewable Energy Forum at Mount Cotton State School to talk about how you see Queensland transitioning to clean energy.”

Mr de Brenni said local residents could ask questions and share views.

Federal Opposition energy spokesman Mark Butler and Solar Council Queensland president and award-winning author Trevor Berrill will bring ideas on how to move to a clean energy future and what that means for jobs.

“There are a number of different technologies being developed for mass energy production and for home power generation and storage,’’ Mr de Brenni said.

“I’ll be speaking about the renewable energy policies of the Palaszczuk Government and what they mean for locals, but even more importantly I want to hear from the local community.”

The forum will be at 6.30pm at the Mount Cotton State School Hall.