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Steve Gibbons posts question to parliament on Renewable Energy

Posted on 4 November 2010 by e-news

On October 7th people from the Mount Alexander Sustainability Group (MASG) and Bendigo Sustainability Group (BSG) met with our local federal member for Bendigo Mr. Steve Gibbons. We took with us piles and piles of surveys, over 350, collected from street stalls and door knocking across the two towns, and presented him with a 12 page list of comments collected from people.

Mr. Gibbons said he was very supportive of getting more support for renewable energy, and was impressed with the number of people who were involved in the survey and the level of support demonstrated for clean energy. He was noted that many of the comments were passionate and forceful wanting him to do something.

He agreed to be more publically supportive of renewable energy and said that he would:

1.Will raise a question in parliament about feed in tariffs (for more information on how feed in tariffs work and how they support jobs and renewable energy see the 100 % website.)

2.Will try and get a MASG and BSG a meeting with Climate Change Cabinet Minister Mr. Greg Combet.

Mr Gibbons has followed up quickly and placed a question on notice to Climate Change Cabinet Minister Mr. Greg Combet on the notices for November 15th 2010.

The question asked about a National Feed in Tariff for the electricity grid, specifically:
1. Does the government see merit in the introduction of a national “Feed In” Tariff for renewable energy.
2. Does the government have a preference for a gross or net feed in tariff.
3. What are the impediments to the introduction of a national feed in tariff?
4. Would all major forms of renewable energy, solar,wind biomass, tidal be included in a national

Download here the full notice of question posed by Mr. Gibbons

Feed in Tariff Questions Oct 10.(8kb)

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