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Monday, 13 February 2012
Page: 984

Renewable Energy

Debate resumed on the motion by Mr Bandt:

That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) HRL Limited was awarded a $100 million grant in 2007 by the Coalition Government under the Low Emissions Technology Demonstration Fund;

(b) to date, HRL Limited has been unable to meet the pre-conditions of the grant, and no money has been dispersed;

(c) the grant would facilitate the building of a new coal fired power plant, contradicting the current Prime Minister's statement that no new dirty coal fired power plants will be built in Australia;

(d) there are a number of low emission renewable technologies that deserve government support; and

(e) the Australian community strongly supports public funds being used to support the development of renewable technologies; and

(2) calls on the Government to immediately withdraw the grant offer to HRL Limited and allocate the $100 million to the Australian Renewable Energy Authority.