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Second Reading Speeches

Renewable Energy Amendment (Feed-in-Tariff for Electricity) Bill 2008

Type
Private
Sponsor(s)
MILNE, Sen Christine
Originating house
Senate
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the

Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000
to establish a national feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme to provide financial support for the commercialisation of prospective renewable energy technologies by providing: that the minister sets and reviews a FiT rate for renewable energy technology and a FiT levy rate to fund payments under the scheme; that qualifying generators be allowed to connect and feed into the grid; that the Renewable Energy Regulator establish a Feed-in-Tariff Register; and for the preparation and tabling of an independent report on the operation of the scheme.

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