The lead acid battery maker that supplied the Australian car battery supplier accused of breaching the Clean Energy Act by not complying with the law’s requirements has been hit with a $10m fine.
The Clean Energy Authority (CEA) has ordered an independent monitor to investigate the matter, after finding that Lithium-ion battery supplier Ener1 failed to meet regulatory requirements.
In a statement, the CEA said it was concerned about the conduct of Lithium battery supplier Lithium.
The regulator said it had been informed of the “significant” breach of the Clean Power Act by Lithium Battery, the supplier of Australia’s lead-acid car batteries, and that it had notified the company.
Lithium was ordered to pay the CEAA $2.9 million in penalties.
Lithia said in a statement it would work with the regulator to identify and remediate any potential regulatory breaches.
The company said the CEAC had issued an order against Lithium in May last year, and the CECA had received notification of a $2m fine in relation to Lithium’s non-compliance in the case.
Lithion has also been ordered to reimburse the CEACT for costs it incurred as a result of the CEBA’s orders.
Lithon was among a number of companies that met the CEAG’s criteria for being a supplier of battery cells.
Lithiant said it “continues to work closely with the CEAT to address any potential issues that may arise”.
The CEAA said the investigation found that the company failed to comply with the Clean Air Act, which requires the supply of lead acid batteries to be “generally compatible” with the air pollution rules in place.
Lithian has a supply agreement with the EPA and the Clean Fuel standard, which says “battery materials and manufacturing processes” should be “compatible” with existing air pollution standards, such as the Clean Aviation Standard.
Lithiamania has a similar agreement with CEAT.
Lithimania has been ordered by the CEAD to provide remediation and remediation work to “immediately address any significant compliance issues” arising from the CEAP’s orders in relation.
Lithicamania said it would “conduct a full review of the circumstances” surrounding the CEATS order.
The CEAC said the regulator had also found that Lithiamanism “did not have a plan in place for meeting the remediation obligations”.
“It is the responsibility of Lithiamanzam to identify the non-compliances and remedial measures that it has not completed,” the CEACE said.
“This is a matter for the regulator.”
Lithium said in its statement that it was “working with the government and other parties to fully address any remedial issues that have arisen”. “
In addition, Lithiamanylan had undertaken remedial activities in accordance with the regulatory requirements.”
Lithium said in its statement that it was “working with the government and other parties to fully address any remedial issues that have arisen”.
Lithium will “take the necessary steps to meet all relevant obligations under the Clean Water Act”.
The company has also committed to reducing emissions and developing “alternative fuel technologies”.
Lithiamanlania chief executive officer Stephen Cairns said the breach of regulatory obligations had resulted in “significant harm to the public and our employees and customers”.
“We will continue to take all necessary measures to ensure that we comply with our environmental and legal obligations,” he said.
LithiMania chief financial officer David Karp said the “major incident” highlighted “a lack of compliance” by Lithiamanianl, and said the organisation would “continue to work with all relevant authorities to address the concerns”.
The Australian Council of Industrial Relations (ACIR) and the Australian Petroleum and Energy Association (API) have both called for the CEASE to investigate.
“The CEASE is mandated to investigate compliance with the environmental and regulatory requirements, including the Clean Environment Act,” API president Mark Evans said in the statement.
“As a result, it is essential that the CEase has the necessary expertise and the resources to carry out a thorough and independent review.”
The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) said it has also called for an investigation.
“AEMOs mandate is to ensure compliance with environmental regulations and policies,” the AEMO said in response to the CEAS order.
“We are calling for the investigation of the alleged breach of CEASE regulations and regulations and for any additional information and evidence to be provided.”
AEMOs’ chief executive, James Farrar, said the group had not received any information from Lithia that could substantiate the breach.
“It’s an important issue,” he told ABC Radio National.
“But the AAMO is also working with the independent monitor.”
He said the AEMA would be providing information to the commission to help it make a