Policy Developments Federal Policy Developments Not committed to ratifying Kyoto Protocol Climate Change partnership with USA Still funding AGO and associated programs State Gov Policy Developments NSW EPA released draft guidelines for EIA’s VIC EPA - Greenhouse emissions part of licence compliance (existing licences & works approvals) QLD EPA - developing guidelines for same WA EPA - released guidelines and may veto projects
Electricity by Fuel Type Installed capacity by fuel type - 2000 Source: Electricity Australia 2001, ESAA
International Competitiveness Source: Tariff Network of Experts, UNIPEDE, January 2001 AUD$ - c/kWh Industrial International electricity prices - January 2001 industrial
Electricity GH Trends Electricity consumption rising Largest contributor to emissions - 37.5% in 1999 Emissions increase by 33% over 1990 levels One plank of strategy - Renewable Energy Others include: Generator Efficiency standards Demand Side Management (energy efficiency) MEPS - appliances, hot water heaters, etc. Cogen? Emissions Trading, Others?
Renewable Energy Programs MRET, 2%, 9500 GWh Green Power GH Friendly Electricity Others - RRPGP, REID, Grants, Subsidies (SHW, PV Rebate), etc