Friday, February 13, 2009

Australian geothermal industry technology roadmpa

Source: Dept. of Resources, Energy and Tourism
"The Australian Geothermal Industry Technology Roadmap is a companion document to the Geothermal Industry Development Framework. The Roadmap examines in detail the research and development needs of the geothermal industry in Australia. The Framework examines a broader range of challenges to the commercialisation of geothermal energy in Australia: attracting investment; geoscience; industry networks; international linkages and partnerships; research and development; human capital; community engagement; engagement with energy policy processes; and legislation and regulation. Geothermal energy is one of the few technologies capable of contributing to Australia’s future needs for large-scale, low-emission baseload power at a competitive cost. As such the development of this industry has strategic importance for all Australians."