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Renewable Energy Target - Its retention is vital for the Australian Sugar Industry

Australia’s Renewable Energy Target (RET) aims to generate at least 20% of the country’s total electricity from renewable sources by 2020, providing regional industry economic and employment benefits and saving money for its citizens. The RET is vital for the Australian sugar industry and underpins continuation of sugar industry investment.

16-05-2014 ASMC Submission to the Renewable Energy Target Review Panel 

RET-INFORGRAPH-2-SMALL          The importance of the Renewable Energy Target to the Australian Sugar Industry
RET-INFOGRAPH-SMALL          Australian Sugar Industry and RET

Fact sheet and infographic information sources as follows:

  • All sugar industry figures based on ASMC members data
  • All Renewable sector figures and facts based on the Roam Consulting Report to the Clean Energy Council:  RET Policy Analysis, 29 April 2014 at
  • International sugar and bioenergy statistics from
    • International Sugar Organisation.  2013.  ISO Sugar Yearbook 2013 edition
    • International Energy Agency (IEA).  2013.  Renewable energy Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report 2013.
    • REN21.  2013.  Renewables 2013 Global Status Report.