Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:2004
Date Ended:2008
Policy Type:Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D), Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources>All
Policy Sector:Multi-sectoral Policy
Size of Plant Targeted:Large
Agency:Department of Resources Energy and Tourism
Funding:AUD 500 million

The Low Emissions Technology Demonstration Fund supports the demonstration of new, large-scale, low-emissions technologies that indicate significant long-term abatement potential. The fund includes those renewable energy technologies that can demonstrate the potential for wide uptake. These technologies must have the potential to lower Australias emissions by at least 2% in the long term at realistic uptake rates, and be commercially available by 2020 to 2030. The fund is designed to facilitate private sector investment of at least AUD1 billion, and provides a path by which industry can invest in a low-emissions future. It is aimed at supporting technologies at the commercial and demonstration stage, when required investments are large and risks remain high. While there will be no further funding rounds under this programme in 2008, funded projects will continue.

The LETDF solar proejct is being administred by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.

Related policies:"Securing Australias Energy Future" - White Paper on Energy
This record is superseded by:National Low Emissions Coal Initiative

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