Clean Energy Regulator

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Clean Energy Regulator
Agency overview
Formed 2 April 2012 (2012-04-02)
Type statutory authority
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Headquarters Sydney
Annual budget Clean Energy Regulator Budget information is located here
Minister responsible Greg Hunt, Minister for the Environment
Agency executive Chloe Munro
Parent department Department of the Environment
Website www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au

The Clean Energy Regulator (CER) is an Australian independent statutory authority responsible for administering legislation that will reduce carbon emissions and increase the use of clean energy. It is part of the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, is based in Sydney and began operations on 2 April 2012.[1] The regulator was created after the passing of the Clean Energy Bill 2011.

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The Clean Energy Regulator administers the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme. The scheme provides a national framework for carbon accounting, energy production and energy consumption.[2] The Renewable Energy Target scheme, in which 20 per cent of Australia's electricity supply is expected to come from renewable sources by 2020 is administered by the CER.[3]

The authority will manage the Carbon Farming Initiative, a part of the Clean Energy Future Plan, which helps farmers and land managers reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It will maintain a database of liable entities, that is, those expected to pay a carbon price from 1 July 2012.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clean Energy Regulator". Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. 16 November 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting". Clean Energy Regulator. 4 June 012. Retrieved 19 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Renewable Energy Target". Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. Retrieved 19 June 2012.