Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme developments

Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, released the exposure draft legislation and explanatory materials for the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme on the 10th of March 2009.

"Australians have made it clear that they understand the challenge of climate change and they want a government that will act" Senator Wong said.

"Through and unprecedented investment in energy efficiency, a four-fold expansion in renewable energy and the introduction of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, the Rudd Government is getting on with the job of tackling climate change.

"This is all about creating the jobs of the future...."

The Government is seeking submissions from interested parties on the exposure draft legislation by close of business Tuesday, 14 April 2009.