Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2015

Type
Government
Portfolio
Environment
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
44

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Summary

Amends the: Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 to: adjust the required GWh of renewable source electricity in each year from 2016 to 2030 with a GWh target of 33000 GWH in 2020; and replace the current partial exemption for electricity used in emissions-intensive trade-exposed activities with a full exemption; Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 and Climate Change Authority Act 2011 to remove the requirement for the Climate Change Authority to undertake biennial reviews on the operation of the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 and subordinate regulations; and Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001 to reinstate native forest wood waste as an eligible source of renewable energy.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 27 May 2015
Second reading moved 27 May 2015
Second reading debate 02 Jun 2015
Second reading agreed to 02 Jun 2015
Consideration in detail debate 02 Jun 2015
Third reading agreed to 02 Jun 2015
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 15 Jun 2015
Second reading moved 15 Jun 2015
Second reading debate 15 Jun 2015
Second reading debate 17 Jun 2015
Second reading agreed to 17 Jun 2015
Committee of the Whole debate 17 Jun 2015
Committee of the Whole debate 22 Jun 2015
Committee of the Whole debate 23 Jun 2015
Third reading agreed to 23 Jun 2015
Finally passed both Houses 23 Jun 2015
Assent
  • Act no.: 90
  • Year: 2015
26 Jun 2015

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

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  • 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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