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Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2009

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2008-2009

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2009

 

 

(1)     Schedule 1, page 4 (after line 11), after item 2, insert:

2A  Subsection 5(1)

Insert:

2008 WCMG limit has the meaning given by section 14.

2B  Subsection 5(1)

Insert:

eligible energy sources means:

                     (a)  eligible renewable energy sources; or

                     (b)  eligible WCMG.

2C  Subsection 5(1)

Insert:

eligible WCMG has the meaning given by section 17A.

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(2)     Schedule 1, page 4 (after line 14), after item 3, insert:

3A  Section 8

Omit “eligible renewable energy sources”, substitute “eligible energy sources”.

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(3)     Schedule 1, page 4, after proposed item 3A, insert:

3B  Paragraph 12A(2)(c)

Omit “eligible renewable energy sources”, substitute “eligible energy sources”.

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(4)     Schedule 1, page 4, after proposed item 3B, insert:

3C  Subparagraph 13(2)(ba)(i)

Omit “eligible renewable energy sources”, substitute “eligible energy sources”.

3D  After subsection 13(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  An application that lists eligible WCMG as an eligible energy source from which power is intended to be generated cannot be made after 30 June 2010.

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(5)     Schedule 1, page 4, after proposed item 3D, insert:

3E  Paragraph 14(2)(a)

Omit “eligible renewable energy source”, substitute “eligible energy source”.

3F  Paragraph 14(3)(b)

Omit “eligible renewable energy sources”, substitute “eligible energy sources”.

3G  After paragraph 14(3)(b)

Insert:

             ; and (c)  if some or all of the power generated by the power station is generated from eligible WCMG—the 2008 WCMG limit for the power station.

3H  Subsection 14(3) (note)

After “baseline”, insert “or the 2008 WCMG limit”.

3J  Subsection 14(4)

Omit “and (3)(a)”, substitute “, (3)(a) and (3)(c)”.

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(6)     Schedule 1, page 4, after proposed item 3J, insert:

3K  Subsection 15A(1)

Omit “The”, substitute “Subject to subsection (3), the”.

Note:       The following heading to subsection 15A(1) is inserted “ General rule ”.

3L  At the end of section 15A

Add:

Applications that list eligible WCMG as an eligible energy source

             (3)  If an application that is properly made under section 13 lists eligible WCMG as an eligible energy source from which power is intended to be generated, the Regulator must decide the application on or before 31 December 2010.

             (4)  If the Regulator does not decide the application on or before that day, the Regulator is taken, on the following day, to have made a decision under section 15 refusing the application.

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(7)     Schedule 1, page 4, after proposed item 3L, insert:

3M  At the end of Division 3 of Part 2

Add:

17A   What is eligible WCMG ?

             (1)  Waste coal mine gas is eligible WCMG if:

                     (a)  the waste coal mine gas is used in the generation of electricity by a power station in the period:

                              (i)  starting on 1 July 2011, or if a different date is prescribed by the regulations, starting on that different date; and

                             (ii)  ending on 31 December 2020; and

                     (b)  either:

                              (i)  the power station was generating electricity from waste coal mine gas at any time in May 2009; or

                             (ii)  if subparagraph (i) does not apply—the power station had generated electricity from waste coal mine gas before May 2009, and, as at the end of May 2009, the owner or operator of the power station has a plan for the power station to resume generating electricity from waste coal mine gas before the end of September 2009.

             (2)  For the purposes of this Act, the regulations may provide that waste coal mine gas has the meaning prescribed by the regulations.

             (3)  For the purposes of this Act, the regulations may prescribe limitations (in addition to those in subsection (1)) that apply in order for waste coal mine gas to be eligible WCMG .

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(8)     Schedule 1, page 4, after proposed item 3M, insert:

3N  Paragraph 18(4)(a)

Omit “eligible renewable energy sources”, substitute “eligible energy sources”.

3P  At the end of subsection 18(4)

Add:

               ; or (c)  to the extent that the electricity was generated from eligible WCMG and is in excess of the accredited power station’s 2008 WCMG limit.

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(9)     Schedule 1, page 4, after proposed item 3P, insert:

3Q  Paragraph 20(2)(b)

Omit “eligible renewable energy sources”, substitute “eligible energy sources”.

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(10)   Schedule 1, page 5 (after line 14), after item 7, insert:

7A  Paragraph 25(2)(ca)

Omit “eligible renewable energy source”, substitute “eligible energy source”.

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(11)   Schedule 1, page 5, after proposed item 7A, insert:

7B  Paragraph 25A(2)(f)

Omit “eligible renewable energy source”, substitute “eligible energy source”.

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(12)   Schedule 1, page 5, after proposed item 7B, insert:

7C  Paragraph 30D(3)(a)

Omit “eligible renewable energy source”, substitute “eligible energy source”.

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(13)   Schedule 1, page 5, after proposed item 7C, insert:

7D  Division 12 of Part 2 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 12 Varying 1997 eligible renewable power baselines and 2008 WCMG limits

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(14)   Schedule 1, page 5, after proposed item 7D, insert:

7E  At the end of Division 12 of Part 2

Add:

30G   Varying 2008 WCMG limits

             (1)  The Regulator may, by written determination, vary the 2008 WCMG limit for an accredited power station.

             (2)  The Regulator must make a determination in accordance with guidelines prescribed in the regulations.

Increase in limit

             (3)  If a determination increases the 2008 WCMG limit for an accredited power station, the determination has effect for the year or years specified in the determination.

Decrease in limit

             (4)  If a determination decreases the 2008 WCMG limit for an accredited power station, the determination has effect only for the years following the year in which the determination is made.

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(15)   Schedule 1, item 8, pages 5 to 6 (table), omit the table, substitute:

2010

12500

2011

14825

2012

17150

2013

19050

2014

20950

2015

22850

2016

27450

2017

32050

2018

36650

2019

41250

2020

45850

2021

45000

2022

45000

2023

45000

2024

45000

2025

45000

2026

45000

2027

45000

2028

45000

2029

45000

2030

45000

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(16)   Schedule 1, page 6 (before line 1), before item 9, insert:

8A  Subsection 66(1) (after table item 5D)

Insert:

5DA

to vary the 2008 WCMG limit for an accredited power station

section 30G

the nominated person for the power station

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(17)   Schedule 1, page 6, after proposed item 8A, insert:

8B  After paragraph 138(ca)

Insert:

                   (cb)  for each power station for which there is a 2008 WCMG limit—the limit (including any variation of that limit under section 30G); and

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(18)   Schedule 1, page 6, after proposed item 8B, insert:

8C  Paragraph 140(da)

Omit “eligible renewable energy source”, substitute “eligible energy source”.

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(19)   Schedule 1, page 6, after proposed item 8C, insert:

8D  Paragraph 141A(c)

Omit “eligible renewable energy source”, substitute “eligible energy source”.

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(20)   Schedule 1, page 6, after proposed item 8D, insert:

8E  Paragraph 160(2)(b)

Omit “eligible renewable energy sources”, substitute “eligible energy sources”.

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