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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 20 October 2011) . . Page.. 4825 ..


(7) When will the Minister determine targets for the per person use of electricity, other than electricity generated from renewable energy sources, in the ACT as required under the Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act 2010.

(8) Will these targets be reflected in the anticipated Energy Efficiency (Retailer Obligation Scheme) Bill 2011.

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

(1) I determined the method for measuring greenhouse gas emissions on 23 September 2011. The Instrument setting out the methodology is on the ACT Legislation Register.

(2) In determining a methodology for measuring greenhouse gas emissions advice has been sought from an independent entity and as far as practical, consistency has been kept with the best national and international practices.

(3) The ACT Greenhouse Gas Inventory will include an analysis of the amount of annual greenhouse gas emissions in the ACT for the year and the ACT’s progress in meeting the greenhouse gas reduction targets, including; comparison of the annual amount of emissions, identification of the main sources of greenhouse gas emissions in the ACT and identification of possible reasons for changes in greenhouse gas emissions from previous years. Major sectors, such as stationary energy and transport will be broken down into sub-sectors (for example, residential and non-residential electricity).

(4) As indicated in the Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act 2010 the ACT Greenhouse Gas Inventory will be undertaken by an independent entity. The Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission (ICRC) will fill this role in the first instance.

(5) The State of the Environment Report produced by the Commissioner for the Environment sources figures from the ACT Greenhouse Gas Inventory.

(6) The Greenhouse Gas Abatement Scheme is administered in the ACT by the ICRC. As the ICRC will also be undertaking the role of independent entity for reporting the ACT greenhouse gas inventory it is anticipated that they will use the same figures.

(7) Targets for per capita use of electricity, other than electricity generated from renewable energy sources, will be determined following the finalisation and release of both the Sustainable Energy Policy and Weathering the Change Action Plan 2.

(8) While the targets on per capita use of electricity and the Energy Efficiency Improvement Bill 2011 are influenced by each other, the targets are not required prior to the introduction of the Bill.


Waste—recycling(Question No 1841)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 21 September 2011:


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