Hunt-Birmingham – $113 million in green credits scrapped: inquiry needed

  The Coalition has called for an urgent inquiry into a renewable energy scheme after authorities were forced to cancel permits worth approximately $113 million because of compliance problems.   Andrew Livingston, the Renewable Energy Regulator, told a Senate Estimates hearing on Monday that he had cancelled 3.3 million Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs).   RECs…

Green Start stopped again – this time it’s for the floods?

  Greg Combet and Mark Dreyfus must be congratulated for their foresight in announcing a floods rebuilding savings measure before the floods occurred, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment Simon Birmingham said today.   It follows Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s inclusion of Green Start’s scrapping as she today announced, or re-announced in this case, measures…