What we want
We want the government to amend the legislation to:
remove the 2009 baseline and instead account for all GreenPower purchases as additional to the mandatory target;
clearly define voluntary actions and the activities that will be considered under this definition for the purpose of counting them as additional to the mandatory emissions reductions target;
require that voluntary actions result in the abatement of greenhouse gases additional to mandatory emissions reduction targets;
retire a CPRS Permit and an Assigned Amount Unit (AAU) for every tonne of abatement from voluntary action;
require that voluntary action is accounted for over and above the 2020 end point target; and
develop complementary measures which describe the process by which voluntary actions will be accounted for and reported upon. And set a realistic timeframe for measuring emissions saved through voluntary action. An annual reporting timeframe is proposed as it would to inspire consumers and business to take even more voluntary action.