The Future of Australia's Federal Renewable Energy Law

(2018) 92 Australian Law Journal 799

ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 18-26

15 Pages Posted: 17 Dec 2018

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James Prest

ANU College of Law

Grace Soutter

ANU College of Law

Date Written: October 25, 2018

Abstract

This article presents a critical analysis of Australia's federal renewable energy law. Its operation as a system of tradeable renewable energy certificates is briefly explained, before an analysis of the future of the Renewable Energy Target beyond 2020 is undertaken. The implications of the Federal Government's recently abandoned National Energy Guarantee and the subsequent decision no to expand or extend the Renewable Energy Target are discussed. The article presents an international comparison which demonstrates that Australia's national support for renewable energy is unambitious in relative terms. It argues that in several respects, Australian federal renewable energy is unambitious in relative terms. It argues that in several respects, Australian federal renewable energy law must be extended to address important issues that are presently receiving little legislative or political attention.

Keywords: Renewable energy, Tradeable certificates, National Energy Guarantee, Australia

Suggested Citation

Prest, James and Soutter, Grace, The Future of Australia's Federal Renewable Energy Law (October 25, 2018). (2018) 92 Australian Law Journal 799, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 18-26, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3302320

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Grace Soutter

ANU College of Law

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

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