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representatives vote 2009-08-17#1

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:18:44

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-08-17.87.1 series of amendments] introduced by Liberal MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Greg_Hunt&mpc=Flinders&house=representatives Greg Hunt]. This means that the amendments will not be proceeding.
  • Briefly, Hunt MP explained that the amendments would have done the following:(You can read his whole explanation [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-08-17.87.1 here]. )
  • * "a full and complete decoupling of the energy intensive sector from the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emissions_trading_scheme emissions trading scheme]"
  • * "ensure that the 35½ thousand gigawatt hours of new energy carries with it a 90 per cent exemption for the aluminium sector, because it is perhaps the most energy-intensive and trade-exposed sector of all"
  • * "guarantee security for the food processing sector"
  • * "ensure that a loophole in relation to the heat pump sector is dealt with"
  • * "achieve a target of 8,875 gigawatt hours by 2020, or exactly one-quarter of the 35,500 gigawatt hours of additional energy contained in this bill as the new and additional renewable energy target ... [and] ensure that that quarter ... is reserved for the emerging technologies"
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • These three bills were introduced as a package to separate the existing [http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Renewable-Energy-Target/Pages/default.aspx Renewable Energy Target] (RET) scheme into two parts: the [http://ret.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/about-the-schemes/LRET Large-scale Renewable Energy Target] (LRET) and the [http://ret.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/about-the-schemes/SRES Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme] (SRES).(Read more about the RET scheme [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renewable_energy_in_Australia#Government_policy here] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandatory_Renewable_Energy_Target#Australia here]. ) This split recognises the difference in scale between the household and industrial sectors.
  • The RET scheme was first introduced by the [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=John_Howard&mpc=Bennelong&house=representatives Howard] Government in 2001 with the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r1085 Renewable Energy (Electricity) Bill 2000]. It supports renewable energy by requiring large buyers of electricity to source a greater percentage of electricity from renewable sources.(Read more about this original bill in its [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/83726/upload_binary/83726.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (1.5 MB).)
  • The three bills are:
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4356%22 Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2010]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4357 Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Charge) Amendment Bill 2010]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4358 Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Small-scale Technology Shortfall Charge) Bill 2010]
  • References
  • The majority voted against a [series of amendments](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-08-17.87.1) introduced by Liberal MP [Greg Hunt](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Greg_Hunt&mpc=Flinders&house=representatives). This means that the amendments will not be proceeding.
  • Briefly, Hunt MP explained that the amendments would have done the following:(You can read his whole explanation [here](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-08-17.87.1). )
  • - "a full and complete decoupling of the energy intensive sector from the [emissions trading scheme](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emissions_trading_scheme)"
  • - "ensure that the 35½ thousand gigawatt hours of new energy carries with it a 90 per cent exemption for the aluminium sector, because it is perhaps the most energy-intensive and trade-exposed sector of all"
  • - "guarantee security for the food processing sector"
  • - "ensure that a loophole in relation to the heat pump sector is dealt with"
  • - "achieve a target of 8,875 gigawatt hours by 2020, or exactly one-quarter of the 35,500 gigawatt hours of additional energy contained in this bill as the new and additional renewable energy target ... [and] ensure that that quarter ... is reserved for the emerging technologies"
  • _Background to the bills_
  • These three bills were introduced as a package to separate the existing [Renewable Energy Target](http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Renewable-Energy-Target/Pages/default.aspx) (RET) scheme into two parts: the [Large-scale Renewable Energy Target](http://ret.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/about-the-schemes/LRET) (LRET) and the [Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme](http://ret.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/about-the-schemes/SRES) (SRES).(Read more about the RET scheme [here](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renewable_energy_in_Australia#Government_policy) and [here](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandatory_Renewable_Energy_Target#Australia). ) This split recognises the difference in scale between the household and industrial sectors.
  • The RET scheme was first introduced by the [Howard](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=John_Howard&mpc=Bennelong&house=representatives) Government in 2001 with the [Renewable Energy (Electricity) Bill 2000](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r1085). It supports renewable energy by requiring large buyers of electricity to source a greater percentage of electricity from renewable sources.(Read more about this original bill in its [bills digest](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/83726/upload_binary/83726.pdf;fileType=application/pdf) (1.5 MB).)
  • The three bills are:
  • - [Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2010](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4356%22)
  • - [Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Charge) Amendment Bill 2010](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4357)
  • - [Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Small-scale Technology Shortfall Charge) Bill 2010](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4358)
  • References
representatives vote 2009-08-17#1

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:16:17

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-08-17.87.1 series of amendments] introduced by Liberal MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Greg_Hunt&mpc=Flinders&house=representatives Greg Hunt]. This means that the amendments will not be proceeding.
  • Briefly, Hunt MP explained that the amendments would have done the following:[1]
  • Briefly, Hunt MP explained that the amendments would have done the following:(You can read his whole explanation [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-08-17.87.1 here]. )
  • * "a full and complete decoupling of the energy intensive sector from the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emissions_trading_scheme emissions trading scheme]"
  • * "ensure that the 35½ thousand gigawatt hours of new energy carries with it a 90 per cent exemption for the aluminium sector, because it is perhaps the most energy-intensive and trade-exposed sector of all"
  • * "guarantee security for the food processing sector"
  • * "ensure that a loophole in relation to the heat pump sector is dealt with"
  • * "achieve a target of 8,875 gigawatt hours by 2020, or exactly one-quarter of the 35,500 gigawatt hours of additional energy contained in this bill as the new and additional renewable energy target ... [and] ensure that that quarter ... is reserved for the emerging technologies"
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • These three bills were introduced as a package to separate the existing [http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Renewable-Energy-Target/Pages/default.aspx Renewable Energy Target] (RET) scheme into two parts: the [http://ret.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/about-the-schemes/LRET Large-scale Renewable Energy Target] (LRET) and the [http://ret.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/about-the-schemes/SRES Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme] (SRES).[2] This split recognises the difference in scale between the household and industrial sectors.
  • These three bills were introduced as a package to separate the existing [http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Renewable-Energy-Target/Pages/default.aspx Renewable Energy Target] (RET) scheme into two parts: the [http://ret.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/about-the-schemes/LRET Large-scale Renewable Energy Target] (LRET) and the [http://ret.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/about-the-schemes/SRES Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme] (SRES).(Read more about the RET scheme [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renewable_energy_in_Australia#Government_policy here] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandatory_Renewable_Energy_Target#Australia here]. ) This split recognises the difference in scale between the household and industrial sectors.
  • The RET scheme was first introduced by the [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=John_Howard&mpc=Bennelong&house=representatives Howard] Government in 2001 with the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r1085 Renewable Energy (Electricity) Bill 2000]. It supports renewable energy by requiring large buyers of electricity to source a greater percentage of electricity from renewable sources.[3]
  • The RET scheme was first introduced by the [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=John_Howard&mpc=Bennelong&house=representatives Howard] Government in 2001 with the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r1085 Renewable Energy (Electricity) Bill 2000]. It supports renewable energy by requiring large buyers of electricity to source a greater percentage of electricity from renewable sources.(Read more about this original bill in its [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/83726/upload_binary/83726.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (1.5 MB).)
  • The three bills are:
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4356%22 Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2010]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4357 Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Charge) Amendment Bill 2010]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4358 Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Small-scale Technology Shortfall Charge) Bill 2010]
  • References
  • * [1] You can read his whole explanation [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-08-17.87.1 here].
  • * [2] Read more about the RET scheme [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renewable_energy_in_Australia#Government_policy here] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandatory_Renewable_Energy_Target#Australia here].
  • * [3] Read more about this original bill in its [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/83726/upload_binary/83726.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (1.5 MB).
representatives vote 2009-08-17#1

Edited by mackay

on 2014-03-31 15:11:03

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-08-17.87.1 series of amendments] introduced by Liberal MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Greg_Hunt&mpc=Flinders&house=representatives Greg Hunt]. This means that the amendments will not be proceeding.
  • Briefly, Hunt MP explained that the amendments would have done the following:[1]
  • * "a full and complete decoupling of the energy intensive sector from the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emissions_trading_scheme emissions trading scheme]"
  • * "ensure that the 35½ thousand gigawatt hours of new energy carries with it a 90 per cent exemption for the aluminium sector, because it is perhaps the most energy-intensive and trade-exposed sector of all"
  • * "guarantee security for the food processing sector"
  • * "ensure that a loophole in relation to the heat pump sector is dealt with"
  • * "achieve a target of 8,875 gigawatt hours by 2020, or exactly one-quarter of the 35,500 gigawatt hours of additional energy contained in this bill as the new and additional renewable energy target ... [and] ensure that that quarter ... is reserved for the emerging technologies"
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • These three bills were introduced as a package to separate the existing [http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Renewable-Energy-Target/Pages/default.aspx Renewable Energy Target] (RET) scheme into two parts: the [http://ret.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/about-the-schemes/LRET Large-scale Renewable Energy Target] (LRET) and the [http://ret.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/about-the-schemes/SRES Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme] (SRES).[2] This split recognises the difference in scale between the household and industrial sectors.
  • The RET scheme was first introduced by the Howard Government in 2001 with the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r1085 Renewable Energy (Electricity) Bill 2000]. It supports renewable energy by requiring large buyers of electricity to source a greater percentage of electricity from renewable sources.[3]
  • The RET scheme was first introduced by the [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=John_Howard&mpc=Bennelong&house=representatives Howard] Government in 2001 with the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r1085 Renewable Energy (Electricity) Bill 2000]. It supports renewable energy by requiring large buyers of electricity to source a greater percentage of electricity from renewable sources.[3]
  • The three bills are:
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4356%22 Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2010]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4357 Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Charge) Amendment Bill 2010]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4358 Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Small-scale Technology Shortfall Charge) Bill 2010]
  • References
  • * [1] You can read his whole explanation [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-08-17.87.1 here].
  • * [2] Read more about the RET scheme [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renewable_energy_in_Australia#Government_policy here] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandatory_Renewable_Energy_Target#Australia here].
  • * [3] Read more about this original bill in its [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/83726/upload_binary/83726.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (1.5 MB).
representatives vote 2009-08-17#1

Edited by mackay

on 2014-03-31 15:10:16

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-08-17.87.1 series of amendments] introduced by Liberal MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Greg_Hunt&mpc=Flinders&house=representatives Greg Hunt]. This means that the amendments will not be proceeding.
  • Briefly, Hunt MP explained that the amendments would have done the following:[1]
  • * "a full and complete decoupling of the energy intensive sector from the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emissions_trading_scheme emissions trading scheme]"
  • * "ensure that the 35½ thousand gigawatt hours of new energy carries with it a 90 per cent exemption for the aluminium sector, because it is perhaps the most energy-intensive and trade-exposed sector of all"
  • * "guarantee security for the food processing sector"
  • * "ensure that a loophole in relation to the heat pump sector is dealt with"
  • * "achieve a target of 8,875 gigawatt hours by 2020, or exactly one-quarter of the 35,500 gigawatt hours of additional energy contained in this bill as the new and additional renewable energy target ... [and] ensure that that quarter ... is reserved for the emerging technologies"
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • These three bills were introduced as a package to separate the existing [http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Renewable-Energy-Target/Pages/default.aspx Renewable Energy Target] (RET) scheme into two parts: the [http://ret.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/about-the-schemes/LRET Large-scale Renewable Energy Target] (LRET) and the [http://ret.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/about-the-schemes/SRES Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme] (SRES).[2]
  • These three bills were introduced as a package to separate the existing [http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Renewable-Energy-Target/Pages/default.aspx Renewable Energy Target] (RET) scheme into two parts: the [http://ret.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/about-the-schemes/LRET Large-scale Renewable Energy Target] (LRET) and the [http://ret.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/about-the-schemes/SRES Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme] (SRES).[2] This split recognises the difference in scale between the household and industrial sectors.
  • The RET scheme was first introduced by the Howard Government in 2001 with the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r1085 Renewable Energy (Electricity) Bill 2000]. It supports renewable energy by requiring large buyers of electricity to source a greater percentage of electricity from renewable sources.[3]
  • The three bills are:
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4356%22 Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2010]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4357 Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Charge) Amendment Bill 2010]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4358 Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Small-scale Technology Shortfall Charge) Bill 2010]
  • References
  • * [1] You can read his whole explanation [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-08-17.87.1 here].
  • * [2] Read more about the RET scheme [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renewable_energy_in_Australia#Government_policy here] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandatory_Renewable_Energy_Target#Australia here].
  • * [3] Read more about this original bill in its [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/83726/upload_binary/83726.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (1.5 MB).
representatives vote 2009-08-17#1

Edited by mackay

on 2014-03-31 15:08:34

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-08-17.87.1 series of amendments] introduced by Liberal MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Greg_Hunt&mpc=Flinders&house=representatives Greg Hunt]. This means that the amendments will not be proceeding.
  • Briefly, Hunt MP explained that the amendments would have done the following:[1]
  • * "a full and complete decoupling of the energy intensive sector from the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emissions_trading_scheme emissions trading scheme]"
  • * "ensure that the 35½ thousand gigawatt hours of new energy carries with it a 90 per cent exemption for the aluminium sector, because it is perhaps the most energy-intensive and trade-exposed sector of all"
  • * "guarantee security for the food processing sector"
  • * "ensure that a loophole in relation to the heat pump sector is dealt with"
  • * "achieve a target of 8,875 gigawatt hours by 2020, or exactly one-quarter of the 35,500 gigawatt hours of additional energy contained in this bill as the new and additional renewable energy target ... [and] ensure that that quarter ... is reserved for the emerging technologies"
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • These three bills were introduced as a package to separate the existing [http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Renewable-Energy-Target/Pages/default.aspx Renewable Energy Target] (RET) scheme into two parts: the [http://ret.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/about-the-schemes/LRET Large-scale Renewable Energy Target] (LRET) and the [http://ret.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/about-the-schemes/SRES Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme] (SRES).[2]
  • The RET scheme was first introduced by the Howard Government in 2001 with the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r1085 Renewable Energy (Electricity) Bill 2000]. It supports renewable energy by requiring large buyers of electricity to source a greater percentage of electricity from renewable sources.[3]
  • The three bills are:
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4356%22 Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2010]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4357 Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Charge) Amendment Bill 2010]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4358 Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Small-scale Technology Shortfall Charge) Bill 2010]
  • References
  • * [1] You can read his whole explanation [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-08-17.87.1 here].
  • * [2] Read more about the RET scheme [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renewable_energy_in_Australia#Government_policy here] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandatory_Renewable_Energy_Target#Australia here].
  • * [3] Read more about this original bill in its [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/83726/upload_binary/83726.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (1.5 MB).
representatives vote 2009-08-17#1

Edited by mackay

on 2014-03-31 14:57:01

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-08-17.87.1 series of amendments] introduced by Liberal MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Greg_Hunt&mpc=Flinders&house=representatives Greg Hunt]. This means that the amendments will not be proceeding.
  • Briefly, Hunt MP explained that the amendments were to do the following:[1]
  • Briefly, Hunt MP explained that the amendments would have done the following:[1]
  • * "a full and complete decoupling of the energy intensive sector from the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emissions_trading_scheme emissions trading scheme]"
  • * "ensure that the 35½ thousand gigawatt hours of new energy carries with it a 90 per cent exemption for the aluminium sector, because it is perhaps the most energy-intensive and trade-exposed sector of all"
  • * "guarantee security for the food processing sector"
  • * "ensure that a loophole in relation to the heat pump sector is dealt with"
  • * "achieve a target of 8,875 gigawatt hours by 2020, or exactly one-quarter of the 35,500 gigawatt hours of additional energy contained in this bill as the new and additional renewable energy target ... [and] ensure that that quarter ... is reserved for the emerging technologies"
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • These three bills were introduced as a package to separate the existing [http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Renewable-Energy-Target/Pages/default.aspx Renewable Energy Target] (RET) scheme into two parts: the [http://ret.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/about-the-schemes/LRET Large-scale Renewable Energy Target] (LRET) and the [http://ret.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/about-the-schemes/SRES Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme] (SRES).[2]
  • The three bills are:
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4356%22 Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2010]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4357 Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Charge) Amendment Bill 2010]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4358 Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Small-scale Technology Shortfall Charge) Bill 2010]
  • References
  • * [1] You can read his whole explanation [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-08-17.87.1 here].
  • * [2] Read more about the RET scheme [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renewable_energy_in_Australia#Government_policy here] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandatory_Renewable_Energy_Target#Australia here].
  • * [2] Read more about the RET scheme [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renewable_energy_in_Australia#Government_policy here] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandatory_Renewable_Energy_Target#Australia here].
representatives vote 2009-08-17#1

Edited by mackay

on 2014-03-31 14:56:38

Title

  • Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2009; Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Charge) Amendment Bill 2009 — Consideration in Detail
  • Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2009 and related bills - Consideration in Detail - Coalition amendments

Description

  • <p pwmotiontext="moved">That the amendments (<b>Mr Hunt&#8217;s</b>) be agreed to.</p>
  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-08-17.87.1 series of amendments] introduced by Liberal MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Greg_Hunt&mpc=Flinders&house=representatives Greg Hunt]. This means that the amendments will not be proceeding.
  • Briefly, Hunt MP explained that the amendments were to do the following:[1]
  • * "a full and complete decoupling of the energy intensive sector from the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emissions_trading_scheme emissions trading scheme]"
  • * "ensure that the 35½ thousand gigawatt hours of new energy carries with it a 90 per cent exemption for the aluminium sector, because it is perhaps the most energy-intensive and trade-exposed sector of all"
  • * "guarantee security for the food processing sector"
  • * "ensure that a loophole in relation to the heat pump sector is dealt with"
  • * "achieve a target of 8,875 gigawatt hours by 2020, or exactly one-quarter of the 35,500 gigawatt hours of additional energy contained in this bill as the new and additional renewable energy target ... [and] ensure that that quarter ... is reserved for the emerging technologies"
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • These three bills were introduced as a package to separate the existing [http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Renewable-Energy-Target/Pages/default.aspx Renewable Energy Target] (RET) scheme into two parts: the [http://ret.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/about-the-schemes/LRET Large-scale Renewable Energy Target] (LRET) and the [http://ret.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/about-the-schemes/SRES Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme] (SRES).[2]
  • The three bills are:
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4356%22 Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2010]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4357 Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Charge) Amendment Bill 2010]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4358 Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Small-scale Technology Shortfall Charge) Bill 2010]
  • References
  • * [1] You can read his whole explanation [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-08-17.87.1 here].
  • * [2] Read more about the RET scheme [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renewable_energy_in_Australia#Government_policy here] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandatory_Renewable_Energy_Target#Australia here].