21 January 2010
Renewable energy industry calls for political cooperation
NATIONAL: Australia’s renewable energy industry is calling for cooperation between the major political parties to accelerate the development of all clean energy technologies in Australia.
Shadow Resources and Energy Minister Nick Minchin today raised concerns about the low value of renewable energy certificates (RECs) stalling investment and jobs in large scale clean energy generation in Australia.
Clean Energy Council chief executive Matthew Warren welcomed the Coalition’s continued commitment to building a world class clean energy industry in Australia which began in 2001 when it introduced the Mandatory Renewable Energy Target and its support for an expanded target last year.
“The low price of renewable energy certificates has stalled multi-million dollar investment in clean energy projects like wind farms, landfill gas and bioenergy, but household technologies are affected by this issue as well,” he said. Read more...