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    41   RENEWABLE ENERGY TARGETS

Ms Smyth, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House recognises that:

(1)    wind energy is an important and safe source of renewable energy;

(2)    wind energy generation will play a crucial role in enabling Australia to meet its existing renewable energy targets;

(3)    bipartisan support for Australia’s renewable energy targets is essential to reducing carbon emissions in Australia’s electricity sector; and

(4)    any move to diminish or abolish the current legislated renewable energy targets would have serious and detrimental impacts on investment in renewable energy, impede Australia’s ability to reduce carbon emissions by at least 5 per cent below year 2000 levels by 2020, and undermine the move to a clean energy future.

Debate ensued.

Debate adjourned, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.