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Turnbull: Bill will see the national greenhouse and energy reporting system up and running by 1 July 2008, and State “patchwork” cleaned up

Posted by gmarkets on 20 September, 2007

Malcolm Turnbull, Minister for the Environment on 17 September 2007 (on the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Bill 2007, Second Reading) said the Bill was a foundation requirement for establishing a successful emissions trading system and informing all Australian governments in their decisions”. How Turnbull described it: “The National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Bill 2007 will establish Australia’s first nationwide mandatory system for collecting high-quality greenhouse and energy data from industry. This bill will allow for a more comprehensive and accurate picture of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions and energy use than ever before.

Removes “patchwork of programs”: ” One of the bill’s strengths is its provisions to reduce the number of reports that businesses are required to submit under the current patchwork of programs across jurisdictions.

Reports will reduce from eight down to one: Turnbull said “In some cases, the number of reports will reduce from eight down to one. We will consult widely with industry and state and territory governments in coming months to ensure that government reporting requirements are streamlined as soon as practicable.

Its urgent says Turnbull: “Because of the urgent need for data to underpin the introduction of the Australian emissions trading system, which the government intends to implement by 2011, discussions on streamlining will not delay the collection of data under this system. The bill will see the national greenhouse and energy reporting system up and running by 1 July 2008”.

Malcolm Turnbull, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Member for Wentworth, Liberal Party of Australia, House of Representatives, Commonwealth, 17 September 2007 (on the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Bill 2007, Second Reading)

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