Page 4901 - Week 12 - Tuesday, 25 October 2011

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released, the government will further develop the methodology used by the ICRC to determine renewable energy generation and targets.

The ICRC currently reports the renewable power percentage for the year which equates to the number of renewable energy certificates that must be surrendered by electricity retailers in a year under the commonwealth’s renewable energy target legislation. This is not an accurate reflection of actual renewable energy usage in the territory once pre-1997 hydro-electric generation, microgeneration and the substantial front-load investment in wind generation under the commonwealth scheme are factored in.

The ICRC reports a total renewable energy fraction of around seven per cent for the year, whereas I am advised that this figure is more likely to be around 11 per cent. I note, however, that this issue does not affect the levels of reported greenhouse gas emissions and that the ICRC has indicated an intent to review the method for reporting renewable energy usage in future years.

This data shows the real challenges we face in trying to halt and then decrease the territory’s greenhouse gas emissions profile. The government values this information and will use it in finalising the soon to be released action plan 2 to guide the ACT to achieving its greenhouse gas reduction targets.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission for their work in preparing the ACT greenhouse gas inventory for 2008-09 and I commend the report to the Assembly.


Mr Corbell presented the following papers:

Auditor-General’s Report No 7/2010—Management of Feedback and Complaints—Government progress report on the Territory and Municipal Services Directorate implementation.

Subordinate legislation (including explanatory statements unless otherwise stated)

Legislation Act, pursuant to section 64—

Cultural Facilities Corporation Act and Financial Management Act—Cultural Facilities Corporation (Governing Board) Appointment 2011 (No 2)—Disallowable Instrument DI2011-278 (LR, 11 October 2011).

Gas Safety Act—Gas Safety (Codes of Practice) Determination 2011 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2011-272 (LR, 11 October 2011).

Legal Profession Act—

Legal Profession (Bar Council Fees) Determination 2011 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2011-276 (LR, 7 October 2011).

Legal Profession (Barristers and Solicitors Practising Fees) Determination 2011—Disallowable Instrument DI2011-277 (LR, 7 October 2011).

Public Place Names Act—Public Places Names (Macgregor) Determination 2011 (No 2)—Disallowable Instrument DI2011-273 (LR, 11 October 2011).

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