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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 14 Hansard (19 November) . . Page.. 5396..

(3) How much has the consultation process cost and how much will it cost.

(4) Is this a firm commitment or an aspirational commitment.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) In line with a resolution of the Legislative Assembly passed 24 March 2009, the Government will be reporting back to the Legislative Assembly with a plan of action by the last sitting day in 2009.

(2) Consultation with road safety stakeholders and the public will occur in November 2009.

(3) Roads ACT has engaged a consultant to investigate the feasibility of extending 40 km/h speed zones to shopping and community facilities and to undertake consultation on this issue. The total value of this project, including the consultation phase, is $41,800 (incl GST).

(4) The Government is committed to consulting on reducing speed zones around shopping and community facilities, and reporting back to the Legislative Assembly with a plan of action.

Electricity-renewable sources

(Question No 353)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, upon notice, on 14 October 2009:

(1) What is the target date for the ACT Government purchasing 100% renewable electricity.

(2) How much will this policy initiative cost the ACT.

(3) How reliable will the source of the ACT Government's electricity be.

(4) Is this commitment firm or aspirational.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) A strategy for increasing the ACT Government's purchases of renewable energy to 100% is currently being developed. This will be outlined in Action Plan 2 of the ACT Government's climate change strategy - Weathering the Change. This is expected to be released in early 2010

The ACT Government has progressively increased its purchase of GreenPower as part of its total renewable energy purchase. In 2005-06 17% of energy purchased was generated from land fill gas (a renewable source), additional Green energy was sourced from accredited providers to increase this to 20% in 2005-06, 23% in

2006-07 and 30% from 1 July 2009.

(2) The total future cost of increases in the proportion of renewable energy purchases to 100% will be subject to timing, prices, negotiations and indexation.

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