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senate vote 2009-09-10#2

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:20:02

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  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2009-09-10.14.2 motion] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Christine_Milne&mpc=Senate&house=senate Christine Milne]. This means that it was unsuccessful. The motion was:
  • ''That the Senate—''
  • ''(a) notes:''
  • ''(i) that United States of America company, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Solar First Solar], has signed a memorandum of understanding to build a 2GW solar power station in China and that this single plant will be eight times larger than projects called for by the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_thermal_energy_in_Australia#2009_Commonwealth_budget_announcement Solar Flagship Program] (the program),''
  • ''(ii) that the program depends for success on significant levels of private sector capital,''
  • ''(iii) that the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_financial_crisis global financial crisis] is exacerbating difficulties Australian companies are experiencing in accessing private sector capital for innovative renewable technologies,''
  • ''(iv) that, in Australia, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_Systems_%28company%29 Solar Systems] has gone into voluntary [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voluntary_administration administration] because of a lack of investment capital, and''
  • ''(v) the lack of a comprehensive or coherent policy framework to encourage private sector investment in renewable energy; and''
  • ''(b) calls on the Government to underpin the success of the program by:''
  • ''(i) providing loan guarantees for commercial-scale demonstration projects,''
  • ''(ii) implementing a gross national feed-in tariff for small to utility scale renewable energy projects, and''
  • ''(iii) planning and funding electricity grid extensions to connect remote utility scale projects.''
  • The majority voted against a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2009-09-10.14.2) introduced by Greens Senator [Christine Milne](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Christine_Milne&mpc=Senate&house=senate). This means that it was unsuccessful. The motion was:
  • _That the Senate—_
  • _(a) notes:_
  • _(i) that United States of America company, [First Solar](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Solar), has signed a memorandum of understanding to build a 2GW solar power station in China and that this single plant will be eight times larger than projects called for by the [Solar Flagship Program](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_thermal_energy_in_Australia#2009_Commonwealth_budget_announcement) (the program),_ _(ii) that the program depends for success on significant levels of private sector capital,_ _(iii) that the [global financial crisis](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_financial_crisis) is exacerbating difficulties Australian companies are experiencing in accessing private sector capital for innovative renewable technologies,_ _(iv) that, in Australia, [Solar Systems](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_Systems_%28company%29) has gone into voluntary [administration](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voluntary_administration) because of a lack of investment capital, and_ _(v) the lack of a comprehensive or coherent policy framework to encourage private sector investment in renewable energy; and_ _(b) calls on the Government to underpin the success of the program by:_ _(i) providing loan guarantees for commercial-scale demonstration projects,_ _(ii) implementing a gross national feed-in tariff for small to utility scale renewable energy projects, and_ _(iii) planning and funding electricity grid extensions to connect remote utility scale projects._
senate vote 2009-09-10#2

Edited by mackay

on 2014-04-15 17:20:56

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  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2009-09-10.14.2 motion] introduced by Greens Senator Christine Milne. This means that it was unsuccessful. The motion was:
  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2009-09-10.14.2 motion] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Christine_Milne&mpc=Senate&house=senate Christine Milne]. This means that it was unsuccessful. The motion was:
  • ''That the Senate—''
  • ''(a) notes:''
  • ''(i) that United States of America company, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Solar First Solar], has signed a memorandum of understanding to build a 2GW solar power station in China and that this single plant will be eight times larger than projects called for by the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_thermal_energy_in_Australia#2009_Commonwealth_budget_announcement Solar Flagship Program] (the program),''
  • ''(ii) that the program depends for success on significant levels of private sector capital,''
  • ''(iii) that the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_financial_crisis global financial crisis] is exacerbating difficulties Australian companies are experiencing in accessing private sector capital for innovative renewable technologies,''
  • ''(iv) that, in Australia, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_Systems_%28company%29 Solar Systems] has gone into voluntary [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voluntary_administration administration] because of a lack of investment capital, and''
  • ''(v) the lack of a comprehensive or coherent policy framework to encourage private sector investment in renewable energy; and''
  • ''(b) calls on the Government to underpin the success of the program by:''
  • ''(i) providing loan guarantees for commercial-scale demonstration projects,''
  • ''(ii) implementing a gross national feed-in tariff for small to utility scale renewable energy projects, and''
  • ''(iii) planning and funding electricity grid extensions to connect remote utility scale projects.''
  • ''(iii) planning and funding electricity grid extensions to connect remote utility scale projects.''
senate vote 2009-09-10#2

Edited by mackay

on 2014-04-15 17:20:23

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  • Solar Flagship Program
  • Motions - Solar Flagship Program - Support program

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  • <p class="speaker">Christine Milne</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <dl><dt></dt><dd>That the Senate&#8212;<dl><dt>(a)</dt><dd>notes:<dl><dt>(i)</dt><dd>that United States of America company, First Solar, has signed a memorandum of understanding to build a 2GW solar power station in China and that this single plant will be eight times larger than projects called for by the Solar Flagship Program (the program),</dd><dt>(ii)</dt><dd>that the program depends for success on significant levels of private sector capital,</dd><dt>(iii)</dt><dd>that the global financial crisis is exacerbating difficulties Australian companies are experiencing in accessing private sector capital for innovative renewable technologies,</dd><dt>(iv)</dt><dd>that, in Australia, Solar Systems has gone into voluntary administration because of a lack of investment capital, and</dd><dt>(v)</dt><dd>the lack of a comprehensive or coherent policy framework to encourage private sector investment in renewable energy; and</dd></dl></dd><dt>(b)</dt><dd>calls on the Government to underpin the success of the program by:<dl><dt>(i)</dt><dd>providing loan guarantees for commercial-scale demonstration projects,</dd><dt>(ii)</dt><dd>implementing a gross national feed-in tariff for small to utility scale renewable energy projects, and</dd><dt>(iii)</dt><dd>planning and funding electricity grid extensions to connect remote utility scale projects.</dd></dl></dd></dl></dd></dl><ul><li>(iii)planning and funding electricity grid extensions to connect remote utility scale projects.</li></ul><p>Question put.</p>
  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2009-09-10.14.2 motion] introduced by Greens Senator Christine Milne. This means that it was unsuccessful. The motion was:
  • ''That the Senate—''
  • ''(a) notes:''
  • ''(i) that United States of America company, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Solar First Solar], has signed a memorandum of understanding to build a 2GW solar power station in China and that this single plant will be eight times larger than projects called for by the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_thermal_energy_in_Australia#2009_Commonwealth_budget_announcement Solar Flagship Program] (the program),''
  • ''(ii) that the program depends for success on significant levels of private sector capital,''
  • ''(iii) that the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_financial_crisis global financial crisis] is exacerbating difficulties Australian companies are experiencing in accessing private sector capital for innovative renewable technologies,''
  • ''(iv) that, in Australia, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_Systems_%28company%29 Solar Systems] has gone into voluntary [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voluntary_administration administration] because of a lack of investment capital, and''
  • ''(v) the lack of a comprehensive or coherent policy framework to encourage private sector investment in renewable energy; and''
  • ''(b) calls on the Government to underpin the success of the program by:''
  • ''(i) providing loan guarantees for commercial-scale demonstration projects,''
  • ''(ii) implementing a gross national feed-in tariff for small to utility scale renewable energy projects, and''
  • ''(iii) planning and funding electricity grid extensions to connect remote utility scale projects.''