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RENEWABLE ENERGY (ELECTRICITY) ACT 2000 - SECT 17

What is an eligible renewable energy source?

             (1)  The following energy sources are eligible renewable energy sources :

                     (a)  hydro;

                     (b)  wave;

                     (c)  tide;

                     (d)  ocean;

                     (e)  wind;

                      (f)  solar;

                     (g)  geothermal-aquifer;

                     (h)  hot dry rock;

                      (i)  energy crops;

                      (j)  wood waste;

                     (k)  agricultural waste;

                      (l)  waste from processing of agricultural products;

                    (m)  food waste;

                     (n)  food processing waste;

                     (o)  bagasse;

                     (p)  black liquor;

                     (q)  biomass-based components of municipal solid waste;

                      (r)  landfill gas;

                      (s)  sewage gas and biomass-based components of sewage;

                      (t)  any other energy source prescribed by the regulations.

             (2)  Despite subsection (1), the following energy sources are not eligible renewable energy sources:

                     (a)  fossil fuels;

                     (b)  materials or waste products derived from fossil fuels.

Regulations

             (3)  For the purposes of this Act, the regulations may provide that an energy source referred to in subsection (1) or (2) has the meaning prescribed by the regulations.

             (4)  For the purposes of this Act, the regulations may make provision for and in relation to limiting the meaning of an energy source referred to in subsection (1).

             (5)  For the purposes of this Act, the regulations may make provision for and in relation to extending the meaning of an energy source referred to in subsection (2).



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