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Wednesday, 19 August 2009
Page: 5455

Senator WONG (Minister for Climate Change and Water) (5:55 PM) —I thank the senator for his mature engagement with these issues. Just briefly, I want to make the point that the modelling the government has undertaken or commissioned—and I appreciate this is only modelling—indicates that geothermal would take about 20 per cent of the renewable energy target in 2020. In terms of the other issue he raises, which is the potential for crowding out, I make the point that the government is proposing to review the renewable energy target in 2014, so those issues could be dealt with in that context.

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN (Senator Moore)—Senator Xenophon, can I just confirm whether you want your amendments voted on together or separately?