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2008-2009

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2009

 

 

(R16)   Schedule 1, item 9, page 11 (lines 1 to 16), omit section 162, substitute:

162   Biennial review of operation of renewable energy legislation

             (1)  The Minister must cause an independent review of the following to be undertaken as soon as practicable after 30 June 2012 and every 2 years after that date:

                     (a)  the operation this Act and the scheme constituted by this Act;

                     (b)  the adequacy of the renewable energy target set by this Act;

                     (c)  the operation of the regulations;

                     (d)  the operation of the Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Charge) Act 2000 ;

                     (e)  the diversity of renewable energy access to the scheme constituted by this Act;

                      (f)  a cost benefit analysis of the environmental impact of that access.

             (2)  A review must be undertaken by a person who, in the Minister’s opinion, possesses appropriate qualifications to undertake the review.

             (3)  The person undertaking a review must give the Minister a written report of the review before 31 December in that year.

             (4)  The Minister must cause a copy of the report to be tabled in each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after the day on which the report is given to the Minister.

             (5)  The report is not a legislative instrument.

[biennial review]