Chief Scientist Lyn Beasely’s LEED Advisory Group recommendations have been given credence by the current WA Government which has announced the latest round of grant approvals for Low Energy Emissions Developments. The State Government has announced investments of almost $8million in three new low-emissions energy projects in Perth, Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Karratha.
The increase of Federal and State funding for future clean sources of energy is a great initiative because the “do nothing” scenario propagated by the Climate Sceptics is simply going to destroy our world for future generations. It is great that current WA Government recognizes this and has continue the LEED Funding Scheme.
As they say in cricket and many times in life, ‘playing off the front foot’, is the best way to go. As time goes on and a realistic price is set on carbon pollution, our work will become even more focused and will result in improved risk management of R&D and commercialisation support programs.
If our society is not researching and developing and exploring potentially viable innovations then our society is not just staying the same. In relation to other countries we would be going backwards.
I am not at liberty to discuss any details of the assessments or our methods of adjudication but am willing to discuss innovation concepts in a general fashion and what I consider is needed for seeking better more relevant applications.
Garry Baverstock A.M.