Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2009
Policy Type:Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme >Technology deployment and diffusion, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme , Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme >Technology development
Policy Target:Energy Sector>Electricity Generation>Renewable
Agency:Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism
Funding:AUD 700 million

The Australian Centre for Renewable Energy (ACRE) was established to promote the development, commercialisation and deployment of renewable energy and enabling technologies and improve their competitiveness in Australia. ACRE commenced in 2009 and was incorporated into ARENA on 1 July 2012.

ACRE managed over $690 million of funding committed to support renewable energy and enabling technology development. The following ACRE programs became the responsibility of ARENA:

  • Emerging Renewables Program
  • Renewable Energy Venture Capital Fund
  • Support for advanced biofuels

ACRE also managed a number of projects under legacy programs including the Renewable Energy Demonstration Program, the Geothermal Drilling Program and the Low Emissions Technology Demonstration Fund.

Related policies:Clean Energy Initiative , Geothermal Drilling Program , Second Generation Biofuels Research and Development Program (Gen 2) , Renewable Energy Demonstration Program (REDP)
This record is superseded by:Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

Last modified: Mon, 12 May 2014 16:21:50 CEST