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Improving Australia's renewable energy project policy and planning: A multiple stakeholder analysis

Martin, Nigel; Rice, John

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Renewable Energy (RE) is part of Australia's and the world's energy supply matrix with over A$100 billion spent annually on RE projects since 2007. Businesses seeking to invest in RE projects, particularly in the wind and solar energy sectors, may face an onerous collection of planning approvals and permitting processes that impede investment and implementation. In this study, we draw on international and domestic stakeholder inputs to a governmental inquiry in Australia to show how RE projects...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorMartin, Nigel
dc.contributor.authorRice, John
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T22:36:23Z
dc.identifier.issn0301-4215
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/76735
dc.description.abstractRenewable Energy (RE) is part of Australia's and the world's energy supply matrix with over A$100 billion spent annually on RE projects since 2007. Businesses seeking to invest in RE projects, particularly in the wind and solar energy sectors, may face an onerous collection of planning approvals and permitting processes that impede investment and implementation. In this study, we draw on international and domestic stakeholder inputs to a governmental inquiry in Australia to show how RE projects might be approved in shortened timeframes with reduced associated costs. The process mapping and stakeholder analysis demonstrates that RE supply projects can benefit from standardized approval processes and documentation, a 360° deep engagement with stakeholders, and expanded electricity grid access in resource areas, augmented through supportive public policy and planning frameworks. In addition, stakeholder objections to project approval and implementation streamlining were used to contrast the efficacy of the proposed changes in policy.
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.sourceEnergy Policy
dc.titleImproving Australia's renewable energy project policy and planning: A multiple stakeholder analysis
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume84
dc.date.issued2015
local.identifier.absfor050299 - Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.absfor150399 - Business and Management not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.ariespublicationU3488905xPUB5544
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationMartin, Nigel, College of Business and Economics, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationRice, John, University of New England, Armidale
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage128
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage141
local.identifier.doi10.1016/j.enpol.2015.04.034
local.identifier.absseo910499 - Management and Productivity not elsewhere classified
dc.date.updated2015-12-11T09:31:35Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84937710107
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