Year:2006 (and 2008)
Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:2006 (and 2008)
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards, Policy Support, Regulatory Instruments
Policy Target:Energy Sector>Electricity Generation>Renewable>Wind
Agency:Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts

Releasing the National Code for Wind Farms discussion paper in May 2006, the Australian government initiated the development of a federal code for wind farm construction to replace state codes of varying standards. The government established a stakeholders consultation group following a meeting of Australias environmental ministers in June 2006. In April 2008 the government decided to investigate impediments to the uptake of wind energy, and how these can be addressed, including through a possible national code. This would address barriers to smoother uptake of wind energy by bringing together all three levels of government, industry and communities, recognising that wider deployment of wind energy technology provides significant greenhouse gas emissions reductions from the energy sector. As a result of this process, draft best practice wind energy development guidelines have been developed, for consideration by the Environment Protection and Heritage Council in mid 2010.

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