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Monday, 1 September 2014
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Renewable energy industry

(Question No. 219)


Mr Zappia asked the Minister for Industry, in writing, on 14 JULY 2014:

How many manufacturing jobs are associated with Australia’s renewable energy industry?


Mr Ian Macfarlane: The answer to the honourable Member's question is as follows:

It is not known precisely how many manufacturing jobs are associated with Australia’s renewable energy industry. The manufacturing of renewable energy products is undertaken by a number of companies that also manufacture other products. The Australian Bureau of Statistics advises that the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification system does not have a class solely or mainly allocated to manufacturing of renewable energy products. The Department of Industry is also not aware of any industry estimate of the number of manufacturing jobs associated with Australia’s renewable energy industry. As a result, the Department of Industry is unable to indicate how many manufacturing jobs are associated with Australia’s renewable energy industry.