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Wrong place at the wrong time: Greenhouse gas emissions and climate change contribute to coal mine refusal
Development consent for a new mine was refused for reasons that included greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.
Australia
27 Feb 2019
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Draft guidelines released for solar energy facilities in Victoria – Have your say
The draft guidelines outline the assessment and development process for large-scale solar energy facilities in Victoria.
Australia
26 Nov 2018
3
What is next for the National Energy Guarantee (NEG)?
The introduction of the Commonwealth Bill containing the emissions reduction target for the NEG has been put on hold.
Australia
24 Aug 2018
4
Are your PPAs NEG Ready?
Electricity retailers and some large NEM customers will need to meet reliability and emissions reduction requirements.
Australia
11 Aug 2018
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Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET) Auction Scheme now open for bids
This new Act makes Victoria the first Australian State to reflect its renewable energy targets (VRET) in legislation.
Australia
17 Nov 2017
6
New legislation to stimulate Victorian renewables sector
Victoria has announced legislating the renewable energy target and Australia's largest renewable energy auction scheme.
Australia
31 Aug 2017
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Victorian Government sets new renewable energy targets
The Victorian Government has recently announced renewable energy targets of 25 per cent by 2020 and 40 per cent by 2025.
Australia
22 Jul 2016
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New opportunities emerging for participation in the ERF (Emissions Reduction Fund)
This legal update is an overview of existing eligible project activities and new project types proposed to be developed.
Australia
18 Nov 2015
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A step closer to resolution of the Renewable Energy Target
The Government and Opposition have set the Large Scale Renewable Energy Target (LRET) at 33,000 GWh by the year 2020.
Australia
24 May 2015
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No end to the uncertainty for the renewable energy industry in Australia
The Expert Panel Report was released, with recommendations to significantly reduce Australia's Renewable Energy Target.
Australia
4 Sep 2014
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Terms of reference announced for additional review of the Renewable Energy Target
This legal update includes a brief background on the RET, the review processes and an explanation of the next steps.
Australia
23 Feb 2014
12
Renewable Energy Target to be maintained
Following stakeholder consultation, the Climate Change Authority has released its report on the Renewable Energy Target.
Australia
13 Jan 2013
13
Carbon Farming Initiative – filling in the gaps
The CFI has had a slow start, with the mechanics for generating Australian Carbon Credit Units not yet available.
Australia
12 Apr 2012
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The Carbon Farming Initiative is legislated
Three Bills passed by Federal Parliament for implementation of the Carbon Farming Initiative.
Australia
14 Sep 2011
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Carbon pricing legislation released: a legal analysis
Analysis of Australian Government draft legislation designed to underpin the policy set out in the Climate Change Plan.
Australia
29 Jul 2011
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Winds of change: wind farm amendments to Victorian planning schemes
Significant changes to planning schemes in Victoria in relation to wind energy facilities were gazetted on Tuesday 15 March 2011. These changes were foreshadowed earlier in the month by the Victorian Coalition government and implement Coalition election commitments.
Australia
8 Jun 2011
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Carbon Farming Initiative
On 22 November, the Government formally released its Consultation Paper on the design of the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI). Norton Rose Australia attended the key stakeholders’ briefing on the CFI in Canberra on Friday 19 November 2010 and we provide this update on the Consultation Paper and the details provided at this briefing.
Australia
29 Nov 2010
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The Carbon Neutral Program and the National Carbon Offset Standard
The NCOS commenced operation on 1 July 2010 and takes over from the 'Greenhouse Friendly' programme which closed on 30 June 2010.
Australia
9 Aug 2010
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Amendments to Renewable Energy Target Scheme Passed
The Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Act 2010 (the Amendment Act) was passed by the Federal Parliament on 24 June 2010, and will make a number of significant changes to the legislative framework of the Renewable Energy Target (RET) which, for the most part, take effect from 1 January 2011. For a summary of the RET scheme, and its current short comings, see our legal update.
Australia
28 Jun 2010
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Changes to the Renewable Energy Target Scheme Released
On 26 February 2010, the Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator the Hon Penny Wong, and the Minister Assisting the Minister for Climate Change, the Hon Greg Combet AM MP, announced changes to be made to the Renewable Energy Target (RET) scheme. While the legislation for the changes has not yet been released a discussion paper has been published which gives some detail of the proposed changes and calls for submissions (Discussion Paper).
Australia
8 Apr 2010
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