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A Bill for an Act relating to water heaters and phantom renewable energy certificates, and for related purposes
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Registered 25 Feb 2010
Introduced Senate 24 Feb 2010

 

2008‑2009‑2010

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

No.      , 2010

 

(Senator Milne)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act relating to water heaters and phantom renewable energy certificates, and for related purposes

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                               1

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

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 2

3............ Interpretation...................................................................................... 2

4............ Schedule(s).......................................................................................... 2

Part 2—Water heaters                                                                                                         3

5............ Support for energy efficiency technologies........................................ 3

6............ Phasing‑out electric resistance water heaters...................................... 3

Schedule 1—Amendment of the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000              4

 


A Bill for an Act relating to water heaters and phantom renewable energy certificates, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Renewable Energy—Electricity (Water Heaters and Phantom Certificates) Act 2010.

2  Commencement

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

3  Interpretation

                   A word or an expression that is used in this Act that is also used in the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 has the same meaning in this Act as it has in that Act.

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                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

Part 2Water heaters

5  Support for energy efficiency technologies

             (1)  The Minister must establish by 1 July 2011 a scheme to provide support and incentives for the development and use of energy efficiency technologies.

             (2)  The scheme established under subsection (1) must provide ongoing support and incentives for efficient water heaters that are installed on or after 1 July 2012.

6  Phasing‑out electric resistance water heaters

                   The Minister must ensure that the phasing‑out of electric resistance water heaters agreed by the Council of Australian Governments and included in the National Strategy on Energy Efficiency (dated July 2009) is completed by 30 June 2012.


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

1  Subsection 21(1)

After “2001”, insert “and on or before 30 June 2012”.

2  After section 40

Insert:

40A  Required GWh of renewable source electricity for 2011 to 2016

             (1)  The required GWh of renewable source electricity in section 40 for:

                     (a)  the years 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 must be increased cumulatively as specified in declarations made under subsections (3) and (5) for the relevant year;

                     (b)  the years 2015 and 2016 must be increased as specified in a declaration made under subsection (5) for the relevant year.

             (2)  The Regulator must, by the 30 September next after each of the financial years ending 30 June 2010, 30 June 2011, 30 June 2012 and 30 June 2013, calculate the number of certificates created under Subdivision B of Division 4 of Part 2 for that financial year and publish the result of that calculation on the Internet.

             (3)  The Regulator must, within 15 days of complying with subsection (2), make a declaration increasing the required GWh of renewable source electricity in section 40 for the following year to offset the certificates created under Subdivision B of Division 4 of Part 2 for the relevant financial year.

             (4)  The Regulator must, by the 30 September next after each period specified in column 1 in subsection 23B(2) (a relevant column 1 period), calculate the number of certificates created in accordance with the regulations mentioned in subsection 23B(2) for that period and publish the result of that calculation on the Internet.

             (5)  The Regulator must, within 15 days of complying with subsection (4), make a declaration increasing the required GWh of renewable source electricity in section 40 for the following year to offset the certificates created in accordance with the regulations mentioned in subsection 23B(2) for the relevant column 1 period.

             (6)  A declaration made under subsection (3) or (6) is not a legislative instrument.