Geothermal Industry Development Framework
The Geothermal Industry Development Framework was launched on 1 December 2008. The Framework is working to accelerate the development of geothermal energy in Australia. The Framework is a comprehensive approach to industry development and incorporates a geothermal energy technology roadmap which was produced for the Council of Australian Governments (COAG). The vision presented for geothermal energy is "to make a substantial contribution to Australias long term energy supply and reduce national greenhouse gas emissions by developing a sustainable, safe, and secure, socially and environmentally responsible geothermal energy industry". The Geothermal Technology Roadmap, which was concurrently launched with the Framework, examines in detail the research and technology development needs of the geothermal industry in Australia.