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The Monthly News Roundup - March

31 March 2021

Here’s our energy efficiency news roundup for March 2021 


Bonuses available for small businesses who switch to energy-efficient equipment

A new program will deliver $5 million in bonuses to small businesses across Victoria to support their transition to a low-cost, energy-efficient business model.

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NSW ramps up energy efficiency targets in quest to save $2.4bn in energy costs

NSW energy minister Matt Kean recently announced that the state government would increase the state’s energy saving target from 8.5 per cent to 13 per cent by 2030, which will require electricity retailers to invest in more energy efficiency measures.

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Yallourn exit could be fully offset by energy efficient Victorian homes

The planned 2028 closure of EnergyAustralia’s Yallourn power station in Victoria could be fully offset by household energy savings, driven by the uptake of efficient appliances and other measures recently funded by the state government, new calculations have found.

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Fresh approach to energy sees produce market tenants save 25%

An Adelaide microgrid has answered the call to help provide grid security in South Australia. The project is a fine example of what to expect as we shift towards a two-sided market, where consumers can become suppliers at a moment’s call.

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Melbourne train station achieves 'Australian Excellence' for sustainability

Reservoir Station in Melbourne’s north has been awarded a Five Star Green Star Design & As Built rating by the Green Building Council of Australia, the first train station in Australia to do so. One of the sustainability highlights at Reservoir Station include a 41% reduction of electricity demand during peak times compared with a standard train station.

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