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Administering the Act

 

The Clean Energy Regulator was established by the Clean Energy Regulator Act 2011 as an independent statutory authority within the former Climate Change and Energy Efficiency portfolio. The Clean Energy Regulator is accountable to the Australian Parliament through the Minister for Climate Change, Industry and Innovation. The role of the Clean Energy Regulator is determined by the provisions of a range of climate change and clean energy legislation. In particular, the Clean Energy Regulator has administrative responsibilities in relation to the:

  • Carbon pricing mechanism, under the Clean Energy Act 2011.
  • National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme, under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007.
  • Australian National Registry of Emissions Units, under the Australian National Registry of Emissions Units Act 2011.
  • Carbon Farming Initiative, under the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011.
  • Renewable Energy Target, under the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000.

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