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Appendix C: Consultation

Throughout the Renewable Energy Target (RET) review, the Climate Change Authority (the Authority) consulted with a wide range of interested parties, including energy retailers, energy users, environmental and welfare advocacy groups, the renewable energy industry and individuals.

To assist the consultation process, the Authority released an issues paper and a discussion paper.
The issues paper (released 20 August 2012) explained the RET scheme and requested feedback from stakeholders on particular questions. Almost 8 700 submissions were received, including two submission campaigns organised by GetUp (over 7 700 submissions) and Hepburn Wind (over 700 submissions). Submissions, including samples from the submission campaigns, are available at the Authority's website.

The discussion paper (released 26 October 2012) set out the Authority's preliminary views on key issues. The discussion paper was used as the basis for further consultation, including four stakeholder consultation roundtables held on 2 and 5 November 2012 in Melbourne and Sydney respectively. A summary of these discussions has been published on our website along with a list of the stakeholders that participated. The Authority received 54 written responses to the discussion paper. Table 8 lists the individuals and organisation that provided non-campaign submissions (which are not bound by confidentiality) to the issues paper, discussion paper, or both.

Submissions Received

The Authority also held more than 60 one on one meetings with stakeholders over the course of the review.

  • 100% Renewable Community Campaign
  • ACCIONA
  • Advanced Energy Consulting
  • AECOM Australia
  • AGL Energy
  • Ai Group
  • Alinta Energy
  • Alstom Limited
  • Alternative Technology Association
  • Amcor Packaging (Australia)
  • Andrew Smethurst
  • Andrew Yarrow
  • Anthony Yeates
  • Australian Aluminium Council
  • Australian Coal Association
  • Australian Conservation Foundation
  • Australian Energy Market Commission
  • Australian Energy Market Operator
  • Australian Forest Products Association
  • Australian Geothermal Energy Association
  • Australian Industry Greenhouse Network
  • Australian Network of Environmental Defender's Officers
  • Australian Paper
  • Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association
  • Australian Power and Gas
  • Australian PV Association
  • Australian Solar Council
  • Australian Solar Thermal Energy Association
  • Australian Sugar Milling Council
  • Australian Youth Climate Coalition
  • Barbara J Fraser
  • Barry Murphy
  • Beacons Consulting
  • Beyond Zero Emissions
  • BHP Billiton - Illawarra Coal
  • Business Council of Australia
  • Cement Industry Federation
  • Central NSW Renewable Energy Committee
  • Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia
  • Chevron Australia
  • Chris Hinchcliffe
  • Chris Mount
  • Clean Energy Council
  • CleanSight
  • Climate Action Hobart
  • Climate Action Network Association
  • Climate and Health Alliance
  • Climate Markets and Investment Association
  • ClimateWorks Australia
  • Conservation Council of South Australia
  • Continental Wind Partners and Wind Prospect
  • Coronium
  • CSR
  • Dandenong Ranges Renewable Energy Association
  • David Hamilton
  • David Osmond
  • Doctors for the Environment Australia
  • DUT
  • Energetics
  • EnergyAustralia
  • Energy Developments
  • Energy Networks Association
  • Energy Retailers Association of Australia
  • Energy Supply Association of Australia
  • Energy Users Association of Australia
  • Enhar
  • EnviroGen
  • Enviromate Commercial
  • Epuron
  • Eraring Energy
  • Ergon Energy
  • Eurobodalla Sustainable Devices
  • Evans and Peck
  • EvolveSmart
  • First Solar (Australia)
  • Gas Industry Alliance
  • General Electric
  • Geodynamics
  • GetUp
  • Glen Wright
  • Goldwind Australia
  • Government of Tasmania
  • Grattan Institute
  • Green Building Council Australia
  • Greer Taylor
  • Harry Suehrcke
  • Hepburn Wind
  • Hidro+ Technology
  • Horizon Power
  • Hydro Tasmania
  • Infigen Energy
  • International Power-GDF SUEZ Australia
  • Investor Group on Climate Change
  • IPART
  • James Kwok
  • James Wight
  • Joe Hallenstein, Hannah Clare Johnson, Scott MacKinnon, Ngaire McGaw, Fiona McKeague, Ko Oishi and Madeleine Payne
  • John Poppins
  • Julie Congdon
  • Kai Mildner
  • Keppel Prince Engineering
  • Lake Macquarie City Council
  • Landfill Gas and Power
  • Latrobe Valley Sustainability Group
  • LMS Energy
  • M Ballantine Industrial Electrical
  • Macquarie Generation
  • Major Energy Users Inc
  • Marion Cook
  • Mark Coster
  • Melanie Mildner
  • Meridian Energy Australia
  • Milan Mitic
  • Minerals Council of Australia
  • MirusWind
  • MT Energie
  • National Farmers' Federation
  • National Generators' Forum
  • New South Wales Business Chamber
  • Origin Energy
  • Pacific Hydro
  • Pamela Reeves
  • Peter Campbell
  • Peter Doumouras
  • Power and Water Corporation
  • Professor Ian Johnston
  • Qenos
  • QSG
  • Queensland Department of Energy and Water Supply
  • Queensland Minister for Energy and Water Supply
  • RATCH-Australia
  • REC Agents Association
  • REpower Australia
  • RES Australia
  • Rio Tinto
  • Rob Stokes MP
  • Robin Morgan
  • Rodney Lowe
  • Ross Garnaut
  • RPG Australia
  • Samsung C&T
  • Santos
  • Sienna Mildner
  • Sinovel Wind Group (Australia)
  • Snowy Hydro
  • Solar Business Council
  • Solar Energy Industries Association
  • Solar Matrix
  • Solex
  • Stanwell Corporation
  • Steven Boer
  • Sucrogen Australia
  • Sustainable Energy Association of Australia
  • Sustainable Energy Now
  • Sydney Water
  • The Children's Investment Fund Management
  • The Climate Group
  • The Climate Institute
  • UNION FENOSA Wind Australia
  • Uniting Church in Australia
  • Vestas Australian Wind Technology
  • Vic McDonald
  • Visy
  • WestGen
  • WestWind Energy
  • William Adlong
  • Wind Prospect
  • Windlab Systems
  • Wollongong Climate Action Network
  • WWF Australia
  • Yarra Ranges Council