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Renewable Energy
Renewable Energy

The renewable energy sector covers the generation of electricity through renewable sources such as water and wind. Tasmania has a natural competitive advantage in renewable energy, with its proven hydro and wind resources and emerging ocean, geothermal and biomass resources. Tasmania also has significant existing renewable energy research, industry and government knowledge and capabilities

The changes in the new Federal Government's approach to carbon pricing and the scaling back of financing incentives for renewable energy will impact on the likely growth of this sector in Tasmania.

Priorities for the renewable energy sector outlined in the Economic Development Plan include:

  • facilitate development of distributed/embedded generation projects including wind, mini-hydro and biomass technologies in particular
  • Renewable energy based on Tasmania's endowment of residues for the agriculture and forestry industries.

For the sector summary of the renewable energy sector click here.


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