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Woodchip power as renewable energy

The Rudd Government is poised to include energy generated from native forest wood in its expanded Mandatory Renewable Energy Target, likely to become law in mid 2009.

The Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator ORER defines 3 forms of eligibility for waste wood, none of which would easily accommodate the SEFE proposal. These are: sawmill waste, manufacturing waste, or forest floor debris -post logging. It is difficult to see how SEFE would qualify even under the Commonwealth definition but “manufacturing" seems the most likely.

Chipstop submission: Mandatory RenewableEnergy Target


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