What qualifies as ‘eligible’ renewable energy?

Renewable energy is energy that never runs out. Renewable energy is energy derived from sources that cannot be depleted or energy that can be replaced, such as solar, wind, biomass (waste), wave or hydro. Renewable sources don’t produce greenhouse gas pollution.
Eligible renewable resources include:

• Solar power
• Wind
• Biomass (landfill gas, municipal solid waste, agricultural wastes, energy crops, wood wastes)
• Hydro-electric power (small-scale or on existing dams)
• Geothermal energy
• Wave and tidal power.

Only wood waste sourced from existing sustainably managed forestry plantations and clearing of specified noxious weeds are eligible. Use of any materials from high conservation-value forests is not eligible.

Only crops grown on land cleared prior to 1990 are eligible under the GreenPower program.

Hydro-electric power projects must have adequate environmental flows. Projects that involve construction of new dams or diversion of rivers are not acceptable under GreenPower.

PRP Renewable Ventures coordinates the financing, installation, and operation of renewable energy systems and energy efficiency projects. As a comprehensive power solutions provider, we partner with investors, energy project developers, and customers to design and implement innovative green energy solutions. Our mission is to deliver exceptional investment opportunities while providing competitively priced renewable energy and energy efficiency products.

Renewable Energy Basics

No single solution can meet our society's future energy needs. The answer lies instead in a family of diverse energy technologies that share a common thread: they do not deplete our natural resources or destroy our environment.

Renewable energy technologies tap into natural cycles and systems, turning the ever-present energy around us into usable forms. The movement of wind and water, the heat and light of the sun, heat in the ground, the carbohydrates in plants—all are natural energy sources that can supply our needs in a sustainable way. Because they are homegrown, renewables can also increase our energy security and create local jobs.

By demonstrating that renewable energy solutions are sustainable both environmentally and economically, we aim to enact federal and state policies that support renewable energy, reduce barriers to the adoption of renewable technologies, and encourage all energy purchasers to use renewables.

Clean Energy Policies

We can increase our reliance on renewable energy by enacting supportive federal and state policies, reducing barriers to the adoption of renewable technologies, and by encouraging individual, business, and government purchasers of energy to use renewables.

PRP is working for sustainable energy policies at both the federal and state levels. Much of our current work in this area has focused on renewable electricity standards and other policy incentives to speed the development of renewable technologies and decrease our dependence on fossil fuels.

PRP pays close attention to scientific research and government policies relevant to clean energy issues. We make comments, write reports and briefings, and send letters to help shape policies that will move us toward a cleaner energy future.

Did you know that one third of Australia's greenhouse gas emissions come from electricity generation using fossil fuels? This means the traditional electricity we use at home and at work is impacting our environment.

Greenhouse gas emissions, caused by the burning of fossil fuels like coal and gas, are contributing to global warming which can lead to climate change. We make it easy to make a difference for our environment with an award winning range of environmentally friendly energy options for your home.

Greenhouse gas emissions, global warming and the other associated environmental changes are all hot topics of discussion within all circles of business and government. The current topic is not whether it is something that is real but rather how quickly and/or how devastating the results will be of the build up of carbon dioxide within the atmosphere.

In this economic climate a very real opportunity exists for the creation of a company that supplies purely renewable power to the public and business sectors. Government subsidies for this industry has created an attractive window of opportunity to be able to competitively supply electrical power, initially generated by photovoltaic cells on northern facing roof surfaces and then in turn fed back into the state electrical supply grid.

Corporate and Construction Industry Backgrounds

The early enlistment of market research company ‘Marketing Angels’ enabled the target market to be quickly pinpointed and has been invaluable in assisting with many of the key decisions in the development of the company.