The Clean Energy Regulator is an independent statutory authority established by the Clean Energy Regulator Act 2011.
The Clean Energy Regulator does not sit within a government department, although it is an agency within the Climate Change Portfolio.
The Clean Energy Regulator has responsibility for the functions previously held by the Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator, the Carbon Farming Initiative Administrator and the Greenhouse and Energy Data Officer.
The Clean Energy Regulator refers to both the body corporate and the public service agency:
- The body corporate (Clean Energy Regulator) whose membership comprises Ms Chloe Munro as the Chair and four other Members. The Members set the direction for the Clean Energy Regulator to administer the regulatory schemes for which it is responsible.
- The public service agency comprises the Chair and staff of the Clean Energy Regulator and is a statutory agency for the purposes of the Public Service Act 1999. Ms Munro, as Chair of the Clean Energy Regulator, is the head of the Agency. The Agency supports the Clean Energy Regulator in the performance of its responsibilities. The Chair convenes an Executive Board to assist her to support the Members of the Regulator.
Further information regarding the Clean Energy Regulator's governance, accountability and reporting can be found on the following pages.