No need for mandatory renewable energy targets
, for a carbon tax or levy, or for other measures--the increase in the price of carbon (and power) will make these redundant.
The Mandatory Renewable Energy Target
is very small, and will only increase this to about 9% by 2010.
The Federal Government's Mandatory Renewable Energy Target
Scheme aims to have as much as 9500 GWH of Australia's energy produced from renewable sources by 2010.
The Australian Medical Association has supported Kyoto ratification and an increase to the mandatory renewable energy target
, and the National Farmers Federation has declared climate change to be the greatest threat to farmers this century.
Here at home, we need to cut greenhouse pollution with a strong mandatory renewable energy target
(MRET), emissions trading, a national greenhouse target in law, and to set the nation on a path to reach a target of at least a 60 per cent cut in emissions by 2050.
Support development of a stronger renewable energy industry through a Mandatory Renewable Energy Target
of 10 per cent by 2010 and 20 per cent by 2020, and ensure that renewable energy receives adequate government funding for research and development.
Moreover, the Mandatory Renewable Energy Target
(or MRET) is too low (at a nominal 2%) to really give sustainable bioenergy a boost.
The Australian Democrats support the creation of a 10 per cent mandatory renewable energy target
[and] has moved amendments to enshrine this requirement in legislation.
In Australia, the single most effective policy with the potential for fostering the expansion of renewable energy has been the Commonwealth's Mandatory Renewable Energy Target
Buying `green' electricity can be confusing, thanks to the federal government's Mandatory Renewable Energy Target
(MRET) law, which currently allows the burning of native forests as `renewable'.