The NSW Government has released its draft Renewable Energy Action Plan for public comment.
The draft Renewable Energy Action Plan outlines 28 actions to help NSW meet the Government’s target of 20% renewable energy by 2020, steer investment to NSW and build on the State’s expertise in renewable technology.
The draft plan, prepared with assistance from the joint industry-government Renewable Energy Taskforce chaired by the NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer, Professor Mary O’Kane, sets out the opportunities and actions underway for each of the renewable energy technologies in NSW.
It identifies wind energy as “one of the most commercially ready and cost effective technologies that can be deployed on a large-scale”, predicting that wind energy will deliver the bulk of new renewable generation up to 2020.
The Plan also details new proposals to most efficiently grow renewable energy generation in NSW, with new actions that aim to:
The plan is available here. Comments are due by 26 October.
Thanks to http://www.energycareer.com.au/ for this update
From the Green Energy WA Solar Energy Centre