Clean Energy Innovation Centre
Labor's 2008 Budget decision
In the 2008 budget the center was funded to the tune of $20 million over four years. On its website the Centre states that it "will help enhance the performance of Australia’s small and medium sized clean energy companies by providing a range of business improvement services."
It states that it will:
- Provide a comprehensive review of the firm that identifies its strengths and weaknesses, strategic business issues, potential areas for business improvement and potential areas for growth;
- Provide grants for addressing areas identified by the review for improvement/growth;
- Find and adapt the latest research and technology to help firm’s improve their products and manufacturing processes;
- Provide access to specialist facilities and advice to turn innovative ideas into new products or to test products for new markets;
- Help in identifying export markets and understanding relevant regulatory, cultural and market issues;
- Help firms to become export ready, including through developing management and marketing skills; and
- Identify sources of government support for the firm’s innovation and export activities.
Articles and resources
Related SourceWatch articles
- Accra Climate Change Talks 2008
- Australia and Post-Kyoto Protocol negotiations on greenhouse gas emissions
- Clean Development Mechanism
- Emissions Trading
- Joint Implementation
- Kyoto Protocol
- The Australian Labor Party's 2007 Election Campaign Climate Change Policies
- United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
- "Federal Labor's Clean Energy Plan To Help Tackle Climate Change", Media Release, November 14, 2007.
- "Clean Energy Innovation Centre", Enterprise Connect website, accessed September 2008.
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