Parliament introduces Australia’s first offshore electricity legislation

September 3rd, 2021

The Market Herald, Other, 02/09/2021, Simone Grogan
An Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Bill has been tabled in parliament as a proposed framework for Australia’s dawning renewable energy industry Should it pass both houses, the bill would allow licence holders to undertake offshore infrastructure projects including wind, wave and tidal. Australia currently has no offshore wind generation but has several projects awaiting legislation of this nature Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor says an offshore electricity industry would further strengthen Australia’s economy […] CSIRO has previously said Australia has “abundant” offshore wind resources but is yet to fully capitalise on its potential.

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