Renewable energy commercialisation in Australia
Australia's renewable energy industries cover many energy sources and stages of commercialisation. Renewable energy technologies make up about 6 per cent of Australia's total energy supply and some 8 per cent of Australia's electricity supply, with hydro-electricity by far the largest single contributor.
Government policies have opened up more opportunities for "new" renewable energies such as wind power, photovoltaics, and solar thermal technologies. The use of these technologies helps to reduce greenhouse gases.
- How solar ran out of puff Sydney Morning Herald, 17 April 2007.
- Australian Government, Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator
- International Energy Agency (2007). Renewables in global energy supply: An IEA facts sheet, OECD, 34 pages.
- Global Wind Energy Council, Global wind energy markets continue to boom – 2006 another record year
- Australians Reject Nuclear Energy Angus Reid Global Monitor, 25 June 2007.