Tuesday, 12 September 2017
That the Senate agrees that—
(a) the renewable energy target should not continue beyond 2023;
(b) no scheme to subsidise renewable energy generation or mandate a particular market share for renewable energy generation should replace it; and
(c) renewable energy projects not already approved by the Clean Energy Regulator be ineligible to receive subsidies via renewable energy certificates.
The government supports the Renewable Energy Target. Amendments to the Renewable Energy Target were passed by the parliament in 2015 with bipartisan support, which restored investment certainty to the sector.
Opposition senators interjecting—