What? You never heard of Climate Change Authority, what about Clean Energy Finance Corporation.
The Energy Users Association of Australia (EUAA) would like to make sure you are up to speed, and encourage you to consider attending their important briefing in Sydney this Thursday, 30 August 2012.
Why would you know more for attending? Because Roman Domanski (Executive Director, EUAA) has engaged the CEO of the new Climate Change Authority, and the Chair of the new Clean Energy Finance Corporation to present the outline and effects of their charge. These two are responsible for advising the Government on the carbon price and the renewable energy target, amongst other things, and responsible for providing funding for clean energy, low carbon and energy efficiency projects. Of course there is more to the program but you should check that out for yourself.
Because CO2Land org likes to know a little more, a short research brings up:
1. The Climate Change Authority was created as an independent body to provide advice on the Australian Government’s policies for reducing carbon pollution (reviewing the Renewable Energy Target, Pollution caps, carbon pricing and Carbon Farming Initiative):
- Has a Board of nine members with skills in science, economics, climate change mitigation, emissions trading, investment and business.
- The Board is supported by a CEO and support staff.
- Importance is to make recommendations on the steps Australia should take towards the 2020 target and on the longer-term path towards the 2050 target.
- The Authority will conduct regular, public reviews and its reports will be made public.
2. Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) is made up of a panel of experts appointed by the Government to advise on the design of the $10billion Clean energy package. The package is announced to:
- encourage private investment and help overcome capital market barriers to commercialising clean energy technologies.
- The expert review panel consults with key stakeholders and report with recommendations to assist with the drafting of legislation, allowing the CEFC to start operating from 2013-14.
CO2Land org notes that the EUAA and the agencies recognize that it is an act of being together that will be a success factor with putting a price on carbon pollution, and the establishment of responsible bodies that will help Australia meet the environmental and economic challenges of competing in a low-pollution world.
If you have any interest direct your queries direct to:
Energy Users Association of Australia
Suite 1, Level 2, 19-23 Prospect St
Box Hill Vic 3218 Australia
T +61 3 9898 3900
F +61 3 9898 7499