Clean Energy Export Strategy

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{{#badges: Climate change}}In the 2007 election campaign the Australian Labor Party promised that it would establish a $500 million Clean Energy Export Strategy to "provide critical capacity in Austrade to promote Australian clean energy exports. Austrade liaison officers will work with individual clean energy firms to match their strengths with opportunities in clean energy growth markets such as China, India, Japan and the United States."[1]

Labor's Announced Policy

In its policy launch the ALP stated that the Clean Energy Export Strategy would include:

":1. Building capacity within Austrade to promote Australian clean energy exports; ":2. Appointing Austrade liaison officers to work with individual clean energy firms to become export ready; and "3. Appointing specialist Austrade staff in clean energy growth markets in China, India, Japan and the United States to facilitate export opportunities."[1]

"Under this strategy, Austrade will:
  • work with relevant bodies, including the Industry Capability Network, to establish a database of Australian capability in clean energy;
  • identify opportunities in emerging markets and in major projects and events;
  • maintain an information base on overseas governments’ climate change policies and regulatory developments that may provide new market opportunities;
  • disseminate information on the development of the global market for clean energy technology through peak industry bodies and regional associations; and
  • ensure that individuals with expertise in Australia’s clean technology capability are involved in relevant trade promotion events and activities."[1]
"The Clean Energy Export Strategy will help clean energy firms:
  • identify export markets, including technological and consumer trends, and major projects and events;
  • access domestic government support for the clean energy sector;
  • take advantage of overseas governments’ climate change policies and regulatory developments that may provide new market opportunities; and
  • build relationships with local businesses, government and industry groups in the clean energy sector overseas."[1]

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