Australia's mandatory renewable energy target (MRET): an assessment

Kent, A and Mercer, D 2006, 'Australia's mandatory renewable energy target (MRET): an assessment', Energy Policy, vol. 34, no. 9, pp. 1046-1062.


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Title Australia's mandatory renewable energy target (MRET): an assessment
Author(s) Kent, A
Mercer, D
Year 2006
Journal name Energy Policy
Volume number 34
Issue number 9
Start page 1046
End page 1062
Total pages 17
Publisher Elsevier Science
Abstract In June 2004, the Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard, released the long-awaited government blueprint for the favoured policy direction for the country's energy sector, Securing Australia's Energy Future. In part this document was a response to a review of the operation of Australia's mandatory renewable energy target (MRET), a regime that started in April 2001. MRET was put under detailed scrutiny from March 2003 onwards by a four-person panel (the Tambling Committee), appointed by the Howard coalition (conservative) government, that received 248 detailed submissions and finally released its findings to the public in January 2004. This paper presents an overview of (i) the range of opinions on MRET presented to the Tambling Inquiry; (ii) the recommendations of that Committee; (iii) the final judgement on MRET enunciated in Securing Australia's Energy Future; and (iv) the response of the States.
Subject Environment Policy
Keyword(s) Energy & Fuels
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Studies
DOI - identifier 10.1016/j.enpol.2004.10.009
Copyright notice Copyright © 2004 Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved.
ISSN 0301-4215
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