Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2009

Type
Government
Portfolio
Climate Change and Water 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
42
Summary
Amends the
Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000
  to: clarify the objectives of the Renewable Energy Target (RET) scheme; increase annual targets for renewable energy generation from 2010; implement a Solar Credits mechanism; require a review of the legislation and regulations in 2014 and for the review to be tabled in Parliament; provide partial exemptions from liability for certain activities; provide for the transition of existing and proposed State renewable energy target schemes; enable power stations utilising waste coal mine gas as a fuel source to participate in the RET scheme for a specified period; and further increase the annual targets under the scheme for the years during which this fuel source will be eligible. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
17 Jun 2009Introduced and read a first time
17 Jun 2009Second reading moved
17 Aug 2009Second reading debate
17 Aug 2009Second reading agreed to
17 Aug 2009Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 23 Government agreed to
17 Aug 2009Third reading agreed to
Senate
18 Aug 2009Introduced and read a first time
18 Aug 2009Second reading moved
18 Aug 2009Second reading debate
19 Aug 2009Second reading debate
19 Aug 2009Second reading agreed to
19 Aug 2009Committee of the Whole debate
20 Aug 2009Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 4 Government agreed to
20 Aug 2009Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
20 Aug 2009Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments


20 Aug 2009Text of bill as passed both Houses
07 Sep 2009Assent

Act no.: 78

Year: 2009

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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