30 November 2020
The Monthly News Roundup - November
Shoalhaven City Council crowned winner of the Energy Efficiency Achievement Award
SHOALHAVEN City Council has taken out a national climate gong for energy efficiency at the prestigious Cities Power Partnership Awards last night. The Cities Power Partnership Awards recognise the work of climate heroes in local governments across the country who are transforming Australia’s energy landscape. Shoalhaven took top honours for its ‘A ray of light still shines bright in the Shoalhaven’ project that includes a range of clean energy initiatives with a focus on energy efficiency.
Over 500 dairy farms across Australia to receive an estimated $10M in funding to improve energy efficiency
More than 500 dairy farms across Australia will share an estimated $10 million in funding to help improve energy efficiency, reduce energy costs and lower on-farm emissions. The federal government announced on Monday the successful applicants in the Energy Efficient Communities Program - Dairy Farming Business Grants program, an initiative that was developed in partnership with Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) following last year's federal election. This initiative provides grants of up to $20,000 with no co-contribution required to help dairy farming businesses save energy and lower bills by installing more energy efficient appliances on farm.
South Australian government to invest $60 million in energy efficiency
The Energy Efficiency Council (EEC) has welcomed plans by the South Australian government to invest $60 million in improving the energy efficiency of government buildings. The investment will create hundreds of jobs while cutting carbon emissions and public sector energy bills. EEC CEO, Luke Menzel, said the South Australian government is a leader in energy efficiency. Energy experts have welcomed the South Australian Government's announcement that it will invest $60 million to improve the energy efficiency of government buildings, which will create hundreds of jobs while cutting both carbon emissions and the government’s energy bills.
Victorian Govt reveals $800M home energy saving package to boost energy efficiency standards
The Victorian government has unveiled a massive nearly $800 million home energy saving package that will incentivise smart appliances and heating systems, boost the energy efficiency standards of new and existing homes, and expand the state’s solar and battery rebate scheme. The significant new policy suite was announced on Tuesday, ahead of next week’s delivery of the state’s “Covid” budget that will lay the groundwork for the state’s economic recovery from a months-long shut down in response to the Coronavirus. Energy minister for the Andrews Labor government, Lily D’Ambrosio, said in a statement that an investment of $797 million would help Victorians cover the cost of their “working-from-home” affected power bills while laying the foundations to make homes more energy efficient in the future.