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Analyzing the Renewable Energy Industry in Australia

  • Published: June 2013
  • Region: Australia
  • 320 Pages
  • Aruvian's R'search

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Renewable energy effectively uses natural resources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides and geothermal heat, which are naturally replenished. Renewable energy technologies range from solar power, wind power, hydroelectricity/micro hydro, biomass and biofuels for transportation.

In 2006, about 18% of global final energy consumption came from renewables, with 13% coming from traditional biomass, like wood-burning. Hydropower was the next largest renewable source, providing three percent, followed by hot water/heating which contributed 1.3%. Modern technologies, such as geothermal, wind, solar, and ocean energy together provided some 0.8% of final energy consumption. The technical potential for their use is very large, exceeding all other readily available sources.

Renewable energy technologies are sometimes criticized for being unreliable or unsightly, yet the market is growing for many forms of renewable energy. Wind power has a worldwide installed capacity of 74,223 MW and is widely used in several European countries and the USA. The manufacturing output of the photovoltaics industry reached more than 2,000 MW per year in 2006, and PV power plants are particularly popular READ MORE >

A. Executive Summary

B. A Look at the Global Energy Industry
B.1 Industry Profile
B.2 Global Energy Consumption
B.3 Global Petroleum Markets
B.4 Global Natural Gas Markets
B.5 Global Electricity Markets
B.6 Global Coal Market
B.7 Industry Outlook

C. A Look at the Global Renewable Energy Industry
C.1 Introduction & Market Profile
C.2 Global Market Capacity
C.3 Wind Energy Market Analysis
C.4 Solar PV Market Analysis
C.5 Global Solar Water Heaters Market Analysis
C.6 Small & Large-Scale Hydroelectricity
C.7 Need for Stability in GHG Emissions
C.8 Common Barriers to Renewable Energy

D. Analyzing the Global Policies Promoting Development of Renewable Energy
D.1 US Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) of 1978
D.2 Electricity Feed-In Laws
D.3 Competitively Bid Renewable Resource Obligations
D.4 Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards (RPS)
D.5 Renewable Energy Certificates
D.6 Cost Reduction Policies
D.7 Public Benefit Funds
D.8 Market Infrastructure Policies
D.9 Net Metering
D.10 Transport Biofuels Policies
D.11 Emissions Trading Policies
D.12 Renewable Energy Targets

E. Global Renewable Energy Industry Case Studies
E.1 Renewable Energy in China
E.2 Renewable Energy in India
E.3 Renewable Energy in the Philippines
E.4 Renewable Energy in Malaysia
E.5 Renewable Energy in Thailand
E.6 Wind Energy in Denmark
E.7 Solar Photovoltaic Manufacturing in Japan

F. Introduction to the Australian Energy Sector
F.1 Market Profile & Introduction
F.2 Primary Energy Consumption by Sector
F.3 Changing Fuel Consumption Patterns
F.4 Snapshot of Australia’s Renewable Energy Industries
F.5 Australia’s Participation in the Kyoto Protocol
F.6 Emerging Policies on Renewable Energy
F.7 Impact on Business

G. Analyzing the Australian Renewable Energy Industry
G.1 Introduction
G.2 Structure of Australia’s Renewable Energy Industry
G.3 Historical Perspective of the Industry
G.4 Present-Day Government Policies
G.4.1 Mandatory Renewable Energy Target (MRET)
G.4.2 Photovoltaic Rebate Program (PVRP)
G.4.3 Renewable Energy Equity Fund (REEF)
G.4.4 Renewable Remote Power Generation Program (RRPGP)
G.4.5 Alternative Fuels Programs
G.4.6 Greenhouse Gas Abatement Program (GGAP)
G.4.7 Low Emissions Technology Demonstration Fund (LETDF)
G.4.8 Low Emissions Technology and Abatement (LETA)
G.4.9 Solar Cities Initiative
G.4.10 Wind Forecasting Program
G.4.11 Advanced Electricity Storage Program
G.4.12 Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI)
G.4.13 Greenhouse Challenge Plus
G.5 Outcomes & Future Results of Government Policies
G.6 How will the Government Policies Impact the Future for the Renewable Energy Industry

H. Importance of the Australian Renewable Energy Industry
H.1 Role of Renewables in Electricity Markets
H.2 Contribution of the Renewable Energy Industry to the Economy
H.3 Role in the Generation Sector
H.4 Role in the Manufacturing Sector
H.5 The Future of Renewable Energy Manufacturing in Australia
H.6 Role in the Services Sector
H.7 Investment in the Renewable Energy Industry

I. Analyzing the Various Renewable Energy Markets in Australia
I.1 Hydroelectricity
I.1.1 Market Overview
I.1.2 Pros & Cons
I.2 Wind Energy
I.2.1 Market Overview
I.2.2 Pros & Cons
I.3 Solar Photovoltaics
I.3.1 Market Overview
I.3.2 Pros & Cons
I.4 Solar Concentrators
I.4.1 Market Overview
I.4.2 Pros & Cons
I.5 Tidal and Wave Energy
I.5.1 Market Overview
I.5.2 Pros & Cons
I.6 Geothermal Energy
I.6.1 Market Overview
I.6.2 Pros & Cons
I.7 Bioenergy
I.7.1 Market Overview
I.7.2 Pros & Cons
I.8 Nuclear Energy
I.8.1 Market Overview
I.8.2 Pros & Cons
I.9 Clean Coal & Natural Gas Technologies
I.9.1 Market Overview
I.9.2 Pros & Cons

J. Focus on GHG Emissions in Australia
J.1 Australia’s GHG Emissions – Emissions Phase Path
J.2 Dealing with GHG Emissions
J.2.1 Introduction
J.2.2 Lowering the Cost of Abatement Technologies
J.2.3 Requirement for Government Support

K. Analyzing the Cost of Renewable Energy in Australia
K.1 Looking at the Renewable Energy Projects Database
K.2 Estimating Cost Reduction Opportunities
K.3 Cost Estimates for All Technologies
K.4 Total Cost Envelope
K.4.1 Wind Energy
K.4.2 Biomass
K.4.3 Geothermal
K.4.4 Mini Hydro
K.4.5 PV Solar & Wave Energy

L. Regulatory Framework

M. Analyzing Australia’s Renewable Energy Certificate System
M.1 Introduction & History
M.2 Objectives of the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act
M.3 Understanding the Legal Framework
M.4 Trading Renewable Energy Certificates
M.5 Analyzing the Act’s Operational Period
M.6 Trading in the Market
M.7 Conclusion

N. Analyzing Wind Power in Australia
N.1 Market Profile
N.2 Looking at Installed & Proposed Capacity by State
N.3 Efficiency Analysis of Wind Turbines in Australia
N.4 Competitiveness of Wind Power
N.5 Environmental Impact
N.6 Analyzing the Politics Impacting Wind Power
N.7 Wind Power & Electricity Grids
N.8 Challenges & Limitations of Wind Power in Australia

O. Analyzing Wind Power in South Australia
O.1 Market Profile
O.2 Historical Background
O.3 Technical Consideration for South Australian Wind Farms
O.4 Future of the Industry

P. Analyzing the Major Wind Farms in Australia
P.1 Albany Wind Farm, Western Australia
P.2 Alinta Wind Farm, Western Australia
P.3 Bald Hills Wind Farm
P.4 Blayney Wind Farm, New South Wales
P.5 Canunda Wind Farm, South Australia
P.6 Cathedral Rocks Wind Farm, South Australia
P.7 Challicum Hills Wind Farm, Victoria
P.8 Codrington Wind Farm, Victoria
P.9 Crookwell Wind Farm, New South Wales
P.10 Emu Downs Wind Farm, Western Australia
P.11 Hampton Wind Park, New South Wales
P.12 Huxley Hill Wind Farm, Tasmania
P.13 Mount Millar Wind Farm, South Australia
P.14 Starfish Hill Wind Farm, South Australia
P.1 Ten Mile Lagoon Wind Farm, Western Australia
P.16 Toora Wind Farm, Victoria
P.17 Wattle Point Wind Farm, South Australia
P.18 Windy Hill Wind Farm, Queensland
P.19 Wonthaggi Wind Farm, Victoria
P.20 Woolnorth Wind Farm, Tasmania

Q. Analyzing Solar Power in Australia
Q.1 Market Profile
Q.2 Projects by State
Q.3 Major Solar Power Plants
Q.3.1 Cloncurry Solar Power Station
Q.3.2 King's Canyon Solar Power Station
Q.3.3 White Cliffs Solar Power Station, New South Wales

R. Case Studies
R.1 Analyzing Renewable Energy Market Developments in Victoria
R.2 Analyzing Renewable Energy Market Developments in Tasmania
R.3 Analyzing Renewable Energy Market Developments in New South Wales
R.4 Analyzing Renewable Energy Market Developments in Queensland
R.5 Analyzing Renewable Energy Market Developments in Western Australia

S. Future Perspective for the Australian Renewable Energy Industry
S.1 Outlook for the Domestic Market
S.1.1 Benefit/Levy Arrangement
S.1.2 Feed-in Tariffs
S.1.3 Mandatory Low Emission Target Scheme
S.1.4 Renewable Portfolio Standard
S.2 Outlook for Export Markets

T. Leading Industry Contributors
T.1 AGL Energy Limited
T.2 Acciona Energy
T.3 Alinta
T.4 Alstom
T.5 Australian Power & Water
T.6 Babcock & Brown
T.7 BP Power
T.8 Burns & Roe Worle
T.9 Conergy
T.10 CSIRO
T.11 CSR
T.12 Delta Energy
T.13 Energetech
T.14 Energreen Winds
T.15 Entech
T.16 Eraring Energy
T.17 Geodynamics
T.18 Global Sustainable Energy Solutions
T.19 Green Pacific Energy
T.20 Hampton Wind Park Company
T.21 Hydro Tasmania
T.22 Keppel Prince
T.23 Meridian Energy
T.24 Pacific Hydro
T.25 Renewable Power Ventures
T.26 Roaring 40s
T.27 Sinclair Knight Merz
T.28 SMEC
T.29 Snowy Hydro
T.30 Stanwell Corporation
T.31 Suzlon Energy Australia Pty. Ltd
T.32 Tarong Energy
T.33 Taurus Energy
T.34 TrustPower
T.35 URS Australia
T.36 Vestas
T.37 Western Power Corp
T.38 Wind Prospect

U. Appendix

V. Glossary of Terms

AGL Energy Limited
Acciona Energy
Alinta
Alstom
Australian Power & Water
Babcock & Brown
BP Power
Burns & Roe Worle
Conergy
CSIRO
CSR
Delta Energy
Energetech
Energreen Winds
Entech
Eraring Energy
Geodynamics
Global Sustainable Energy Solutions
Green Pacific Energy
Hampton Wind Park Company
Hydro Tasmania
Keppel Prince
Meridian Energy
Pacific Hydro
Renewable Power Ventures
Roaring 40s
Sinclair Knight Merz
SMEC
Snowy Hydro
Stanwell Corporation
Suzlon Energy Australia Pty. Ltd
Tarong Energy
Taurus Energy
TrustPower
URS Australia
Vestas
Western Power Corp
Wind Prospect

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