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Appendix B: Letter from the Minister to the Climate Change Authority Chair

The image is a letter from the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency to the Chair of the Climate Change Authority written on 13 July 2012 in respect of the Renewable Energy Target review. The Authority is tasked with reviewing and reporting on the operation of the Renewable Energy Target scheme by 31 December 2012. The Renewable Energy Target is an integral part of the Commonwealth Government’s plan to deliver on its commitment that the equivalent of at least 20 per cent of Australia’s electricity supply will come from renewable energy sources by 2020. The scheme will work alongside the carbon pricing mechanism, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation. Some background information relevant to the Renewable Energy Target review is then provided. In particular, the Minister notes that the Council of Australian Governments was prioritising a review of climate programs to assess their complementarity with a carbon pricing mechanism, and that the Authority's report will be an input to the Council's work. The letter concludes with the Minister stating that he looks forwards to the Authority’s report on the Renewable Energy Target review and would encourage the Authority to contact the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency and the Clean Energy Regulator as appropriate should the Authority require any further context or information.

 


The image is a letter from the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency to the Chair of the Climate Change Authority written on 13 July 2012 in respect of the Renewable Energy Target review. The Authority is tasked with reviewing and reporting on the operation of the Renewable Energy Target scheme by 31 December 2012. The Renewable Energy Target is an integral part of the Commonwealth Government’s plan to deliver on its commitment that the equivalent of at least 20 per cent of Australia’s electricity supply will come from renewable energy sources by 2020. The scheme will work alongside the carbon pricing mechanism, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation. Some background information relevant to the Renewable Energy Target review is then provided. In particular, the Minister notes that the Council of Australian Governments was prioritising a review of climate programs to assess their complementarity with a carbon pricing mechanism, and that the Authority's report will be an input to the Council's work. The letter concludes with the Minister stating that he looks forwards to the Authority’s report on the Renewable Energy Target review and would encourage the Authority to contact the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency and the Clean Energy Regulator as appropriate should the Authority require any further context or information.

 


The image is a letter from the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency to the Chair of the Climate Change Authority written on 13 July 2012 in respect of the Renewable Energy Target review. The Authority is tasked with reviewing and reporting on the operation of the Renewable Energy Target scheme by 31 December 2012. The Renewable Energy Target is an integral part of the Commonwealth Government’s plan to deliver on its commitment that the equivalent of at least 20 per cent of Australia’s electricity supply will come from renewable energy sources by 2020. The scheme will work alongside the carbon pricing mechanism, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation. Some background information relevant to the Renewable Energy Target review is then provided. In particular, the Minister notes that the Council of Australian Governments was prioritising a review of climate programs to assess their complementarity with a carbon pricing mechanism, and that the Authority's report will be an input to the Council's work. The letter concludes with the Minister stating that he looks forwards to the Authority’s report on the Renewable Energy Target review and would encourage the Authority to contact the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency and the Clean Energy Regulator as appropriate should the Authority require any further context or information.