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Renewable Energy—Electricity (Water Heaters and Phantom Certificates) Bill 2010

MILNE, Sen Christine
Originating house
Not Proceeding
Parliament no

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The bill: requires the minister to develop a scheme to support solar hot water systems and heat pump hot water systems by 1 July 2011; requires the minister to ensure the phasing-out of electric resistance water heaters by 30 June 2012; and amends the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 to require that the number of renewable energy certificates (RECs) created by solar hot water systems, heat pump hot water systems and ‘phantom RECs’ must be added to the subsequent year’s renewable energy target.


Introduced and read a first time 24 Feb 2010
Second reading moved 24 Feb 2010
Lapsed at end of Parliament 28 Sep 2010

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