Wave power beaches nukes - election commitment focuses on sustainable energy for WA.

A further election commitment by Labor today ensures another boost for renewable energy, says the WA Sustainable Energy Association Inc. (WA SEA), the business chamber for sustainable energy industries in WA. WA SEA looks forward to further election commitments on sustainable energy measures.

A further election commitment by Labor today brings wave energy in with the sunshine, ensuring an improved return on investment for much needed renewable energy, says the WA Sustainable Energy Association Inc. (WA SEA), the business chamber for sustainable energy industries in WA.


"The commitment by the Premier to deliver extra financial incentives for new renewable base load projects such as wave and geothermal will encourage private investment in renewable energy in Western Australia," says Dr Ray Wills, Chief Executive of WA SEA.

"Promoting distributed generation through the south-west will deliver renewable energy from wave and geothermal sources, and provide dispatchable base load and improve energy security across the South West electricity grid."

"Delivering an incentive for renewable energy projects in Western Australia will encourage projects arising from the national Mandated Renewable Energy Target (MRET) to establish in WA, ensuring Western Australia's industry base is also diversified," says Dr Wills.

"At a time when all industry sectors are competing for resources and stretched with finding people in a booming economy, providing incentives to develop much needed renewable energy will allow project proponents to have the confidence to invest in people."

"Today's announcements can be a part of a combination of measures that deliver joined up outcomes and will help develop a more sustainable economy for all Western Australians. WA SEA looks forward to further election commitments on sustainable energy measures that bolster energy efficiency and improve outcomes for the economy. Support for government agencies and tax relief for business and the community that improves access to energy efficient homes, buildings, appliances and vehicles."

"WA SEA supports all initiatives that significantly ramp up use of Western Australia's massive renewable energy resources - resources that will continue to shine on us, to wash up on our shores, and to blow past us without limit and with no inflation in its price!."

WA Sustainable Energy Association Inc. (WA SEA) Media Release - 26 August 2008

Media Contact:
Dr Ray Wills 0430 365 607


Editors notes:

1. ALP election commitment announcement at http://www.visionwa.org.au/

2. The Western Australian Sustainable Energy Association Inc. (WA SEA) is a chamber of businesses variously promoting, developing and/or adopting sustainable energy technologies and services that minimise the use of energy through sustainable energy practices and maximise the use of energy from sustainable sources. WA SEA is supported by a growing membership of 180 industry members from a diversity of businesses. www.wasea.com.au.

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