Mix Of Technologies Critical To Meeting Renewable Energy Target

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For Immediate Release

Mix of clean energy technologies critical to meeting Renewable Energy Target: Opposition

ADELAIDE, 3rd May 2010

The Shadow Minister for Energy and Resources, The Hon Ian MacFarlane, has challenged Australia’s clean

energy industry to “show its depth” and throw everything it has at developing a mix of energy sources that

can affordably supply clean power in the future. 

Speaking at the Clean Energy Council conference in Adelaide, Mr MacFarlane said the opposition is supportive

of the Federal Government’s 20 per cent Renewable Energy Target (RET) and will work with the Government

to pass the legislation in the Winter session of parliament, but he warned that the target will be difficult to

achieve and no single clean energy technology should expect to achieve it alone. 

Mr MacFarlane said the opposition wants to see major development in new forms of renewable energy

technology so that no one technology takes the lion share of market opportunities of a 20 per cent RET.

But he assured the clean energy industry that the opposition would work with the Government to pass the

amended RET legislation when parliament resumes. 

“We are supportive of a 20 per cent renewable energy target. We are committed to trying to pass it in the

Winter session of parliament. All we need is for the Government to show us the legislation.”

Media Enquiries: Mark Bretherton - 0413 556 981 or Ben Eade - 0406 641 881

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governments to drive the development of clean energy sources such as solar, wind, geothermal, hydro,

wave, bioenergy and cogeneration.

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