Overseas market development: a strategy for Australian renewable energy industries

Xiaojiang Yu*, Ros Taplin, Alistair Gilmour

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we look at the relationship between the development of domestic and overseas markets for Australian renewable energy. It is argued that encouraging the promotion of Australian renewable energy technology in overseas markets could be a practical strategy for developing the Australian renewable energy industry. Also, it is reasoned, Australian foreign aid and trade organisations could play an important role in assisting the Australian renewable energy industry via overseas market research, technology transfer, and human resource and institutional development programs. We suggest that further research and development cooperation between Australian renewable energy companies and research institutes would be beneficial, especially in exploring potential overseas markets. We also recommend that joint ventures between renewable energy industry partners in Australia and developing countries be used to promote growth in Australian renewable energy exports and, ultimately, in developing Australias renewable energy industries.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)159-171
    Number of pages13
    JournalAustralian Geographer
    Volume28
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 1997

    Keywords

    • Asia-pacific region
    • Australia
    • cooperation
    • joint ventures
    • overseas aid
    • overseas market development
    • renewable energy
    • trade

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