LEEDing by example: Western Australia can do - and be - a world leader in low emissions technologies

The Sustainable Energy Association of Australia (SEA) welcomes the joint announcement today of the fourth and final round of the State Government's Low Emissions Energy Development (LEED) fund by Western Australia's Environment Minister Bill Marmion and Energy Minister Peter Collier.

The Sustainable Energy Association of Australia (SEA) welcomes the joint announcement today (18 May 2011) of the fourth and final round of the State Government's Low Emissions Energy Development (LEED) fund by Western Australia's Environment Minister Bill Marmion and Energy Minister Peter Collier.


In announcing the fund, the Environment Minister stated that the "State Government believes WA should become a world leader in low emissions technologies."

This commitment by the State Government is great news for the Australian state with arguably the world's best solar resource, some of the world's best on-land wind resources, and expansive opportunities in base-load capable biomass, wave and geothermal energy,' says Prof. Ray Wills, SEA Chief Executive.

Previous rounds of LEED funding has supported a wave energy power station, geothermal cooling, oil mallee harvester and bio-algae oil production projects.

Western Australia is uniquely placed in developing integrated energy solutions, particularly around small to mid-scale renewable energy generation in remote and off-grid areas. Support for new projects in sustainable energy will require new jobs in the education, research, government, business and community sectors and has a significant potential market for this across Australia and throughout many regions globally,' says Prof Wills.


LEEDing by example: WA can do - and be - a world leader in low emissions technologies.

SEA Media Release - 18 May 2011


Editors notes:

1. LEED funding joint announcement by Environment Minister Bill Marmion and Energy Minister Peter Collier http://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/Results.aspx?ItemID=140357

2. The Sustainable Energy Association of Australia (SEA) - the business chamber for the sustainable energy industry - is focused on removing the barriers to and promoting opportunities for the commercialization of sustainable outcomes for energy in Australia. www.seaaus.com.au.

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