Inquiry into The Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2002

Senate Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Legislation Committee

Inquiry into The Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2002

The Senate has referred the above matter to the Committee for inquiry and report by 28 November 2002

The proposed amendments to the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 include clarification of the definition of Eligible Renewable Energy Sources and the provisions with respect to the claiming of renewable energy certificates associated with solar hot water heaters.

The Committee invites written submissions from interested individuals and organisations to be lodged by Friday 11 October 2002. The Committee prefers submissions to be lodged in electronic form, sent by email to The email must include full postal address and contact details. Alternatively, submissions may be sent to the Secretary, Senate ECITA References Committee, Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600.

Advice on preparing a submission is available on the Committee's web site or by contacting the Secretariat as follows: phone (02) 6277 3526; fax (02) 6277 5818. The web site address is

Submissions become Committee documents and are made public only after a decision by the Committee. Persons making submissions must not release them without the approval of the Committee. Submissions are covered by parliamentary privilege but the unauthorised release of them is not.

The Bill (PDF 92KB)
Explanatory Memoranda (PDF 51KB)
Second Reading Speech (Word 38KB)

Submissions received

Public Hearings

Interim Report (Word 54KB)

Report - Tabled 2 December 2002