|Policy Status||Under review|
|Agency||•Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism|
|Funding||AUD 700 million|
|Related Policies||Renewable Energy Development Initiative
Low Emissions Technology Demonstration Fund
Fuel Tax Reform
Energy Grants (Cleaner Fuels) Scheme
Fiscal Incentives for Ethanol and Biodiesel
Strengthening the Foundation for Australia's Energy Future
•Multiple Renewable Energy Sources
|Policy Sector||•Framework Policy|
|Description||In 2004, the federal government announced its Energy White Paper (EWP), 'Securing Australia's Energy Future'. The EWP supports a range of energy policy initiatives that will set Australia on a long-term course to lower greenhouse emissions from the energy sector, and further develop Australia's renewable energy industry. The initiatives include:
-Low Emissions Technology Demonstration Fund (LETDF);
-Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI);
-Solar Cities Trial;
-Wind Energy Forecasting Capability;
-Advanced Electricity Storage Technologies; and
-Identifying barriers and impediments to renewable and distributed energy
Please see separate entries for programmes still current.
The Government announced the development of a new Energy White Paper in September 2008. The White Paper will provide a comprehensive energy policy framework through to 2030, as well as short- to medium-term recommendations for government and industry, focusing on investment and employment in the resources and energy sectors.
The timing of the Energy White Paper has been delayed following the Government's decision to delay an emissions trading scheme.