Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2004
Date Amended:


Policy Type:Voluntary Approaches>Negotiated Agreements (Public-private sector), Information and Education>Information provision, Policy Support>Strategic planning, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme >Technology deployment and diffusion, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme >Technology development
Policy Target:
Agency:Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

The program is a collaborative partnership between Federal and State governments, the coal and electricity generation industries and the research community.

The key objectives of COAL21 are to:

  • Create a national plan to scope, develop, demonstrate and implement near zero emissions coal-based electricity generation ;
  • Use the plan to inform governments and industry as an input to policy development;
  • Facilitate the demonstration, commercialisation and early uptake of technologies identified in the plan;
  • Promote relevant Australian RD&D;
  • Foster greater public awareness of the role of coal and the potential for near zero emissions coal-based electricity generation to reduce or eliminate greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental impacts associated with its use;
  • Provide a mechanism for effective interaction and integration with other international zero-emission coal initiatives.

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