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A retrospective view of ACRE

Jennings, P. (2004) A retrospective view of ACRE. In: 42nd Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society (ANZSES 2004), 30 November - 3 December, Perth, Western Australia



The Australian Cooperative Research Centre for Renewable Energy (ACRE) closed in December 2003 after 7.5 years of operation. It had been established in 1996 as part of the Australian Government’s greenhouse response strategy and had attempted to forge an alliance between industry, Government and Universities to promote the development of renewable energy in Australia. ACRE achieved some notable successes in research and education, but in the end it failed to attract sufficient support from industry and government, and it therefore failed to gain a renewal in the 2002 CRC selection round. This retrospective look at ACRE is intended to provide an historical record of this ambitious venture, with an analysis of its successes and failures and the lessons that can be learned for future ventures into this field. Much has already been written about ACRE’s objectives and work plan so this review will focus on the wind up of the CRC and the transfer of its assets.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Environmental Technology Centre
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