Energy

Invitation to comment: Canberra’s Feed-in Tariff Scheme (closing 28 February 2010)

The ACT Government has recently launched a major discussion paper in the energy sector – the proposal to expand the electricity Feed-In Tariff Scheme. The Feed-In Tariff discussion paper deals with a possible expansion to include installations beyond the existing capacity limit of 30kW. Among the issues outlined in the paper are how an expanded tariff would help reduce the ACT’s greenhouse gas emissions, its effect on the creation of jobs in the clean economy and how it would impact electricity bills. The ACT Government welcomes community views on this important topic that will shape Canberra’s energy sector future. Consultation

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Have your say on Canberra’s energy future (9 & 16 February 2010)

The ACT Government has recently launched two major discussion papers in the energy sector – the proposal to expand the electricity Feed-In Tariff Scheme and the Draft Sustainable Energy Policy 2010-2020. The Feed-In Tariff discussion paper deals with a possible expansion to include installations beyond the existing capacity limit of 30kW. The draft energy policy sets out a proposed framework for reducing the ACT’s reliance on fossil-fuel powered electricity while making Canberra’s energy supply more secure and sustainable. You are invited to attend the public information sessions to be held on Tuesday 9 February, 7:00pm at the Canberra Southern Cross

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Invitation to comment: Draft Sustainable Energy Policy 2010-2020 (closing 5 March 2010)

Late last year (on 21 December 2009), the ACT Minister for Energy released for discussion the ACT’s Draft Sustainable Energy Policy 2010-2020. The draft policy sets out ideas for reducing the ACT’s dependence on fossil-fuel generated electricity with the aim of meeting the ACT Government’s target of a carbon neutral Canberra by 2060. Consultation is now open and is due to close on 5 March 2010 and the purpose of this email is to invite the North Canberra Community Council to submit comments on the draft policy.

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