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A Bill for an Act to progressively increase the target for mandatory renewable energy requirements, and for related purposes
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Registered 28 Nov 2008
Introduced Senate 27 Nov 2008

 

2008

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

Renewable Energy Amendment (Increased Mandatory Renewable Energy Target) Bill 2008

 

No.      , 2008

 

(Senator Milne)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to progressively increase the target for mandatory renewable energy requirements, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................ 1

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 1

3............ Schedule(s).......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1— Amendment of the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000             3

 


A Bill for an Act to progressively increase the target for mandatory renewable energy requirements, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Renewable Energy Amendment (Increased Mandatory Renewable Energy Target) Act 2008.

2  Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

3  Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.


 

Schedule 1 Amendment of the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000

  

1  Section 40

Repeal the section, substitute:

40  Required GWh of renewable source electricity

             (1)  The required GWh of renewable source electricity for a year is set out in the following table:

 

Required GWh of renewable source electricity

Year

GWh

2001

300

2002

1100

2003

1800

2004

2600

2005

3400

2006

4500

2007

5600

2008

6800

2009

8100

2010

9500

2011

11500

2012

13500

2013

16000

2014

19000

2015

22500

2016

26500

2017

31000

2018

35500

2019

40000

2020 and later years

45000

             (2)  The Minister must ensure that the figures in column 2 of the table in subsection (1) are reviewed each year and revised by legislative instrument, if necessary, to ensure that by 2020 at least 20% of electricity generated in Australia each year is derived from renewable sources.