Second Reading Speeches

Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2009

Type
Government
Portfolio
Climate Change and Water
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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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.