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Increased compliance obligations for wind farms and other renewable energy generators

From the beginning of June 2013, ‘standing notices’ disclosing the status of compliance with all local, state and federal planning and approval requirements must be lodged each time an accredited Renewable Energy Target power station creates large-scale generation certificates.

‘The standing notice was introduced to enhance the integrity of the large-scale renewable energy target,’ a spokesperson for the Clean Energy Regulator said.

Disclosure of non-compliance will not automatically result in a suspension of a power station’s accreditation, but the Clean Energy Regulator, in considering any regulatory response, will take into account the conduct of scheme participants, including their compliance history…

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