Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 2 Hansard (21 May) . . Page.. 525 ..
APPENDIX 1: Incorporated in Hansard on 21 May 1998 at page 489
20 MAY 1998
SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
GREEN POWER SCHEME - POSSIBLE ACTEW INVOLVEMENT
On l9 May 1998, Kerrie Tucker asked a question about the announcement by SEDA tha it was expanding its Green Power scheme nationally.
Yesterday Ms Tucker asked a question about the anouncement by the NSW Sustainable Energy Development Authority that it was extending its Green Power Scheme nationally and about the involvement or otherwise of
ACTEW in the Green Power scheme.
SEDA's announcement pre-empted work that is occurring nationally in the context of developing the National Greenhouse Strategy. This is work in
which officers of my Department and of Environment ACT are actively
Last week prior to the announcement by SEDA, Commonwealth, State and Territory officers agreed to continue to work towards developing nationally consistent standards for green power and its accreditation as part of the strategy.
The announcement by SEDA states that the NSW Green Power scheme sets a benchmark from which a national standard can be developed. Its also notes the marketing advantages for electricity retailers of offering green power schemes.
The SEDA announcement also noted that ACTEW was undertaking discussions with SEDA about its scheme. Of particular interest to ACTEW are the administrative costs associated with involvement in the scheme and