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Wednesday, 9 November 2011

QLD: Renewable energy plan launched

A policy to attract and accelerate investment in clean energy projects in Queensland has been launched by the State Government.
The Renewable Energy Industry Development Plan (REIDP) is expected to help Queensland make the most of its renewable energy resources, and further reduce greenhouse gas pollution.
Queensland Energy Minister Stephen Robertson said “The plan outlines 23 initiatives the Queensland Government will undertake over two years to facilitate economic development of Queensland’s clean energy industry, generate green jobs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate deployment of renewable energy projects.”
The REIDP defines five key priorities to address market impediments and drive industry growth:
The establishment of Renewable Energy Zones in Mount Isa, Surat Basin, Central and the Far North Coast as regions with the most promising clean energy resources, local demand and access to transmission and distribution networks
The prioritisation of opportunities for clean energy skill development and industry job creation
The reform of relevant regulations to streamline development in the clean energy industry.
Article 8th November 2011 –

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