WA contribution praised

WA is well on the way to becoming a leading exporter in renewable energy technology, according to Federal Environment Minister Robert Hill.

Mr Hill was in Perth last week to discuss carbon sinks with a group of international environmental ministers.

Speaking at a press conference, Mr Hill praised the contribution of WA companies in helping the nation meet its greenhouse gas reduction targets.

He singled out Solahart as one example of a successful export development supported by the Government’s Renewable Energy Commercialisation Program.

“In WA alone we have invested more than $5 million over the past two years to promote leading edge renewable energy technology,” Mr Hill said.

The RECP provided Solahart with funds to help them produce the ‘sealed solar collector’ which has been released onto the domestic market and will be exported to around seventy countries.

Another WA company, Solco, will receive $1 million in grants to launch the Sunsaver 300 litre and 200 litre hot water systems onto the Australasian market.

Mr Hill said the above initiatives were further evidence of the Government innovative and balanced approach to the greenhouse issue.

“We are working with business, industry and the community towards reducing greenhouse emissions.” said Mr Hill.

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