Country:Australia
Year:2004
Policy status:Ended
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2004
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D), Policy Support
Energy Efficiency Policy Targets:Multi-Sectoral Policy
Renewable Energy Policy Targets:Multiple RE Sources, All
Policy Sector:Framework Policy
Climate Change Policy Targets:Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:Department of Resources Energy and Tourism
URL:http://www.ret.gov.au/energy/facts/white_paper/Pages/energy_white_paper.aspx
Funding:AUD 700 million
Energy Efficiency Description:

The Australian Governments Energy White Paper - Securing Australias Energy Future - establishes a long term policy framework for Australian energy. Securing Australias Energy Future includes a range of new initiatives, including: - driving investment of at least AUD 1.5 billion to demonstrate break through technologies with long term greenhouse gas reduction potential through the establishment of a AUD 500 million fund to leverage private sector investment of at least AUD 1 billion in the demonstration of low emission technologies; - the provision of AUD134 million to support commercialisation of renewable technologies; - a commitment of AUD 75 million for Solar Cities trials to demonstrate a new energy scenario; - an overhaul of the fuel excise system, reducing excise costs on businesses and households by AUD 1.5 billion in the period to 2012-13; - a requirement that Australias largest energy users undertake regular energy efficiency assessments, with firms using more than 0.5 petajoules of energy a year undertaking mandatory energy assessments every 5 years and reporting publicly on the outcomes; and - a requirement that large energy projects and recipients of more than AUD 3 million in excise credits to manage their emissions through membership of the Greenhouse Challenge Programme. 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 Governments decision to delay an emissions trading scheme.

Renewable Energy Description:

In 2004, the federal government announced its Energy White Paper (EWP), Securing Australias 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 Australias 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 Governments decision to delay an emissions trading scheme.

Climate Change Description:

The Australian Governments Energy White Paper - Securing Australias Energy Future - establishes a long term policy framework for Australian energy. Securing Australias Energy Future includes a range of new initiatives, including: - driving investment of at least AUD 1.5 billion to demonstrate break through technologies with long term greenhouse gas reduction potential through the establishment of a AUD 500 million fund to leverage private sector investment of at least AUD 1 billion in the demonstration of low emission technologies; - the provision of AUD134 million to support commercialisation of renewable technologies; - a commitment of AUD 75 million for Solar Cities trials to demonstrate a new energy scenario; - an overhaul of the fuel excise system, reducing excise costs on businesses and households by AUD 1.5 billion in the period to 2012-13; - a requirement that Australias largest energy users undertake regular energy efficiency assessments, with firms using more than 0.5 petajoules of energy a year undertaking mandatory energy assessments every 5 years and reporting publicly on the outcomes; and - a requirement that large energy projects and recipients of more than AUD 3 million in excise credits to manage their emissions through membership of the Greenhouse Challenge Programme. 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 Governments decision to delay an emissions trading scheme.

Related policies:Renewable Energy Development Initiative , Solar Cities , Low Emissions Technology Demonstration Fund , Advanced Electricity Storage Technologies Program

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