The Monthly Energy Efficiency News Roundup – August 2018

7 September 2018

Here’s our energy efficiency news roundup for August 2018.

 

Guy Barnett announces energy efficiency grants for farmers

The State Government of Tasmania is expanding its On-Farm Energy Program to include grants for energy efficient infrastructure. Farmers can now apply for infrastructure grants such as insulation, solar panels and energy storage, up to $20,000. 

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NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announces Climate Change Fund money to reduce energy costs

NSW Government announced that $35 million dollars would be given to 250 manufacturing companies to install energy efficiency equipment and meters to track energy consumption, while $24.5 million will be allocated to low-income renters for energy efficient lighting, heating and hot water systems.

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How business can keep energy costs below 10c/kWh

A new study from the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) at University Technology Sydney, in partnership with WWF-Australia and energy retailer Flow Power reveal possible savings for companies combining corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) with demand response.

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Cutting power bills with solar panels with 650,000 homes

The Victorian Government announced the new Solar Homes program, which aims to install solar panels on 650,000 homes over ten years. The $1.24 billion program enables Victorians to install a solar panel system for half price and pay the rest of the cost back over four years.

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New guide for business maps pathway to energy success

The Energy Efficiency Council and Trans-Tasman Business Circle launched a new guide for Australia’s business leaders called “Navigating a dynamic energy landscape.” The document provides a roadmap to help businesses manage risks, and seize opportunities as the country’s energy system evolves.

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